It

It

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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"A landmark in American literature" (Chicago Sun-Times)--Stephen King's #1 national bestseller about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers...an evil without a name: It.Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry's sewers. Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and 11/22/63. But it all starts with It. "Stephen King's most mature work" (St. Petersburg Times), "It will overwhelm you... to be read in a well-lit room only" (Los Angeles Times).
Publisher: New York, NY :, Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.,, 2016
Edition: First Scribner trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©1980
ISBN: 9781501141232
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catserra Jun 28, 2017

great book

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Maoisdead
Jan 23, 2017

Classic Stephen King novels- worth a read.

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CallMe_AKA
Oct 25, 2016

The ultimate fiction-writer of absolute junk - Stephen King.

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ATGM
Sep 08, 2016

I did not think much of the movie and had not planned to read It. I stumbled across a copy, decided to give it a chance and was hooked. Excellent book, hard to put down. Big, so it was hard to hold up, too, but I managed.

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0032486342a
Jun 27, 2016

One of Stephen King's longer books, but it is a must-read. This books has strong character development and plays at the heartstrings to create a horrific tale of pact of children. It is a horror book, but compared to Stephen King's other books, this is more of a mystery. Still, it is a fabulous book.

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JASON HYMEL
Sep 14, 2015

Stephen King gives far to much background detail of the various characters. There wasn't much background as to where "It" actually came from, or how It was able to physically escape its liar to abduct its prey. It leaves the reader to deduce that its victims are actually hypnotized and lead themselves to its liar.
An Mediocre read, not worthy of being called one of King's best. Due to its length, it cannot be called scary, or suspenseful either.

JasonAT Dec 17, 2014

My Favorite SK book, My Favorite Horror Book, the scariest book AND the best book I have read PERIOD.

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maddie00
Sep 23, 2014

I am actually listening to this on audio. IT (HA) IS AMAZING!! I love the way this group of people developed a friendship with one another. They were so much braver than I would ever expect children to be. This is a really long listen...44 hours!!!! WOW

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mrhuff
Jul 16, 2014

I would strongly suggest parental guidance for children under age 17 who wish to read this novel. It includes several graphic descriptions of grizzly deaths of young children and sexual violence against a pre-teen girl.

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red_alligator_7768
Jul 12, 2014

I want 2 read this book so bad I saw the movie IT is so scary I get very scared to take a shower 0-O because of the movie i am going to place a hold. I hope the book Is just as scary as the movie
# IT.

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kjerstis
May 31, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a lot of frightening and intense scenes in this book. The first scene is really frightening. If your scared of clowns already every scene with the clown in it will be frightening. There is also a scene in a restaurant that is pretty frightening.

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kjerstis
May 31, 2015

Coarse Language: There is a lot of swear words in this book. They use the F word, The N word and lots of other swear words.

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kjerstis
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Sexual Content: Their is sexual content in this book. They talk about what they think sex is.

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kjerstis
May 31, 2015

Violence: Their is lots of violence in this book.Their is lots of blood. The first scene is pretty violent. It is also frightening if you don't expect it.

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mrhuff
Jul 16, 2014

Violence: This novel contains graphic depictions of the grizzly deaths of over a dozen characters, including children as young as age six.

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mrhuff
Jul 16, 2014

Sexual Content: This novel contains graphic depictions of sexual violence against women, including a scene involving six boys having penetrative intercourse in succession with an eleven-year-old girl.

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mrhuff
Jul 16, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The main theme of this novel is the exploitation of its characters' fears by its eponymous antagonist.

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aradiac
Aug 10, 2015

"Kids, fiction is the truth inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic exists."
-S.K.

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kjerstis
May 31, 2015

''want your boat Georgie?"

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angeye87
Dec 17, 2013

“We lie best when we lie to ourselves.”

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