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Author: Stephen King
They were just kids when they stumbled upon the hidden horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.
ISBN-13: 9780451149510
ISBN-10: 0451149513
Publication Date: 8/7/1987
Pages: 1,104
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4.1 stars, based on 217 ratings
Publisher: New Amer Library (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 7
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Magical, March 17, 2006
Reviewer: Jackie Coupe "Witness Online" (United Kingdom)

If there ever was a book the described my summer as a teen - this was it.
My first really scary book.
Reading about kids younger than I was fighting bullies, abusive parents, school angst and a shape shifting monster all at the same time was inspiring.
The tones of childhood resonating in each flashback section thrilled me with the passion with which each action and rite of childhood was illustrated and vividly recreated. These were people with which I could easily gel.
The trails and passage of these kids and the horrible way in which they are driven...
Still a remarkable read after all these years.
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I personally think this is one of Stephen's King scariest. Rather ironical when you consider that clowns make you laugh. This one will make you shiver and think twice about any circus clown you meet in the future..
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From their teenage years on IT stalked them. What did IT want? As usual, Stephen King has written a book scary enough to have you jumping at every shadow.
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I remember packing this behemoth around in junior high for what seemed like a decade before I finished it. The story is about a group of friends who reunite based upon a pact they made as children and we learn of the horrifying terror they all experienced together long ago. The end is not necessarily satisfying but the story is fantastic and worth the time and sore arm muscles inevitably required to experience it.
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In my opinion this is the best book Stephen King has ever written. Dark, disturbing and emotional. This is not a very easy book to read but well worth reading.
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This one is hard for me to rate. I feel that if I would have read this book when I was younger (late teens maybe) I would have probably had nightmares for a long time. After reading it now though it didn't do much to scare me. I think I also had very high expectations for this book as well. Horror is such a wide diverse area. What scares one may not scare the other. So this is just my review on what this book did for me. I know others who have read it and never were the same afterwards. Same goes for the movie made based on the book.
As for my likes... my favorite part of the book are the characters and their wonderful friendship. I really enjoyed reading their moments together. It brought back memories of my childhood. Also IT was creepy! Some of the scenes involving IT had me cringing.
Dislikes... book was too long. I have read large books and have been totally entertained the whole way through but with this one I felt dragged in many places. I really think it could have been condensed and ended up being a much better book. The ended was a bit too far fetched for my tastes. The idea of where IT came from just made it less scary for me.
All in all it was a good book and I'm glad I read it. Even though it didn't terrify me, it might terrify you. Think it should be a definite read for horror fans.
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This is a great book! Not for someone who is afraid of clowns. Very good read.


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