“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).
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I have read Stephen King books ever since I was a little girl! I loved how they made you forget about the world and pulled you into a newer one! IT was one of my first books I ever read that had so much gory details and uhm.. perverted details if you will.. None the less it was a beautifully written book and he's a great and legendary writer! Definitely a good read and you'll not want to put it down!
I watched the film. Amazing the whole 3 hours was intense.I watched the film in February 2014 i stayed up all night watching the first hour and stoppede downstairs because the following morning i was going on holiday to Gran Canaria so after i watched the first hour i watched the rest on holiday. I had a fear of clowns so i was super scared being 12 at the time. But overall my fear of clowns was gone but took a while, my ideal cure for clown fears is this let ur child watch the film then read him the book.
Billy Smith Walsall, Birmingham, Enlgand.