I am reading a book by Dean Koontz called 'The Door To December'. It was first published in 1985. There is something in the book called 'It'.
In 1986. SK's book, 'It' was published.
Odd isn't it?
...no, Odd is Thomas......and the novel was originally released under the pseudonym Richard Paige...I remember "It" being mentioned, but this is closer to a couple of other King novels...which you'll understand at the end...