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It Library Binding – 1 Aug 1987

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Product details

  • 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.

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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")

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Spine chilling read. You won't want to stop once started.
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Originally published in 1986 'IT' will always be one of my favourite Stephen King novels but it is a long, complicated read. The scene setting is meticulous as King seeks to explore each and every detail of his story from the dreadful town of Derry, Maine, to his key characters, seven children, between two different time zones. His slow, methodical pace makes for a claustrophobic atmosphere and a brooding sense of unease which takes a while to develop. 'IT' is the story of an evil which survives in the heart of Derry and that evil is only matched by the ugliness revealed in the heart of some of the residents. At the beginning of the book King sets his plot in the late 1950s and introduces his central characters, a small group of children, who experience an horrific incident in different ways. King then moves forward in time to the mid 1980s and a brutal, savage murder whose aftermath reunites the friends and sends them into battle against a force of evil so old and powerful they might not survive. The time zones are beautifully handled and when King turns on the 'horror' it's very horrible indeed. There are some superb supernatural and horror elements here but they're wrapped up in a huge amount of scene setting and character development. Be patient. Makes for a powerful, hard hitting story but absolutely not a fast read. I still love to read 'IT'.
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My favourite ever book, read for about the 10th time :) If you haven't read this, do, you won't regret it. ;)
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I last read 'IT' when I was 18 and remember how utterly terrifying the read was. I often would put the book down to prepare myself for what would happen next....way too scared for the characters who I came to love and genuinely fear for. I am now 44 and have just finished reading 'IT' again; well it was better than I remembered and just as terrifying. It's the forthcoming 'IT' movie that has encouraged this trip down memory lane. I have viewed the trailers and I am beyond excited to see the film this September. I just loved reading this book again and I am happy that all events will be fresh in my mind for when I see the Movie. Stephen King is the author of my youth and I will most certainly be revisiting other Mr King titles I'm sure. Such a talent!
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first read this book quite a few years ago and with the release of the film remake thought I'd give it another read. The book really is as good now as it ever was and still a creepy. If you've never read Stephen King I'd say this is a good place to start.
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Love this book so gripping and well written. However the hooder print is awful it was bent on arrival and the pages are so stupidly thin it creases as you read it even more!!! Obviously you can't transport a book of this size so it shouldn't be so broken!!!
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Bought as a present for my sister who is obsessed with Stephen King, and so even though I have not read it, she was over the moon and has only given me good feedback.
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So much better than the film. Great read.
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