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It: A Novel

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Author(s): Stephen King
Format: Book › Paperback all formats
Edition: Reissue
Published: 01-05-2016
ISBN: 1501142976
Pages: 1168
Publisher: Scribner
List Price: $19.99

BooksToRead Review

It is a very exciting and creepy horror novel by Stephen King about seven eleven-year-old children who in 1957, in the little town of Derry, come into contact with the ultimate evil. This ultimate evil often takes the form of a clown to young children, but it can also take the form of one's greatest fears. 27 years later, the children, who now have become adults, decide to face their fears and confront this horrible monster to destroy it once and for all.

A real page turner by Stephen King that will often give you the shivers down your body, but that is hard to put down. For us here at Books To Read, It is simply the best horror book ever. The plot is sometimes a bit difficult to follow and the end is not really the strongest part of the book, but still this is for us one of the best Stephen King novels ever written, if not the best. Other excellent horror books by King are, among others, The Stand, The Shining, Misery and the excellent Salem's Lot about vampires.

Book description

Now a major motion picture
Stephen King’s terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller, “a landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—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).

Book review

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name. What was it? Read It and find out...if you dare!

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