- Library Binding: 1093 pages
- Publisher: Perfection Learning (1 Aug. 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812452240
- ISBN-13: 978-0812452242
- Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.9 x 5.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (543 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 716,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stephen King's idea for It came from a favorite childhood image: the entire cast of the Bugs Bunny Show coming on at the beginning. He thought of bringing on all the monsters, one last time: Dracula, Frankenstein's creature, the Werewolf, the Crawling Eye, Rodan, It Came from Outer Space.
It is about a group of adults who were once troubled children in the late '50s--"The Losers." One of them is a best selling horror writer much like Stephen King (or his friend and collaborator Peter Straub). In order to defeat the protean "It" that threatens their hometown, they have to go back- -not only to the town itself, but deep into their childhood memories, to regain the talent for magic they once had. King says It is for "the buried child in us, but I'm writing for the grown-up, too. I want grown-ups to look at the child long enough to be able to give him up."
This huge, baggy beast of a novel is a favorite of Stephen King fans--second in popularity only to The Stand. Perhaps longtime fans develop mental filters for King's sloppy storytelling to tune out the repetitions and silliness. King is like the pointillist painter Seurat: if you stand too close to the little dots, the picture falls apart, and it looks meaningless. That's why he makes the storyscape so big--to take you up to that macro-level where you like the book in spite of its flaws. --Fiona Webster --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A great scary book. ("San Francisco Chronicle") A landmark in American literature. ("Chicago Sun-Times") [King's] best novel since "Firestarter," ("People") A sprawling scare-fest. ("Philadelphia Inquirer")See all Product description
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Apart from the stickers on the back.gd condition.cant wait to dive in to read it.i read first few chapters conpletely different from filmPublished 6 days ago by wendy goodwin
Incredible read! Have read it before a long time ago too and it was just as good or even better second time round! Makes me think like a child again!Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is certainly one to give you chills, i can only hope the 2017 film lives up to both the book and the 1990s miniseries 👌Published 16 days ago by Jack
The story is compelling and interesting. However, King really draws this out, he uses so many unneeded descriptions, details and words. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer