Visiting the Barrens: A Narrative Review of It by Stephen King

This is, obviously, a work of fan fiction. The character “Erik” is my own; all other characters are property of Stephen King.

At first it sounded like a Redhill Crane.

I was taking a walk one hot summer afternoon in the woods outside my apartment complex. I had finished reading Stephen King’s novel It a few hours earlier, wondering what to make of this lengthy, thought-provoking book, when I heard it. I left the gravel road and headed into the scrub pine.