It - Stephen King

It

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,615 Ratings

Description

It: Chapter Two—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).

Reviews

  • to finish. Just another great King

    5
    By Dasher48
    Book
  • Kingception

    3
    By MisterC.O.E.
    My Journey to the Dark Tower Book 7 I’m about 1/4 of the way through my second time reading it after 14 years and I’m not sure I’m liking it as much the second time around. There’s SO much extra detail that it gets distracting and feels like a slog through a word swamp. Flashbacks within flashbacks. I put the book down for a day and have to back track an entire chapter to figure out that someone is standing or sitting somewhere having a total thesis-long recall of some Horrible Thing that happened to them oh just about the same time some time ago, and I’m pretty sure every main character does this at least twice. Figuring out when and where and with who you’re with can get a little crazy making. Also, there are two unrelated Eddies which threw me for a loop. Auxiliary one-off characters get an inordinate amount of time describing essentially the same thing: some manifestation of childhood fear is about to murder a kid or some demented townie is about to do a murder. Also, how many characters with abusive parents do you really need? To be continued…
  • One of my all time favorites

    5
    By Iceman255
    The movies were good (original and remakes) but this book holds a spiritual nostalgia over me that transcends any other story ever told to this constant reader. I feel like I am a part of the story each time I’ve read it. Love this story! Thank you Mr. King.
  • A grind

    2
    By WargregVT
    Big payoff for sure, but I’m not sure the messy grind to get there was worth it. Huge King fan, but this is, for me, is his worst effort. Still, like everything he does, there’s serious genius and creativity here.
  • IT

    5
    By Ggpuppy10056
    Absolutely hot. Not the death but the storyline and plot. And the inspiration being a mysterious powder.
  • Good book overall

    5
    By Sebsworldd
    Definitely one of my favorite horror books Stephen king is definitely one of the best horror authors.
  • Where was his editor?

    3
    By Oda Gene
    I loved “The Stand” and “The Shining,” but this one not so much. I didn’t appreciate the continuous versions of backstory. Too much. Too much.
  • Best Book Ever!!!!

    5
    By Nice! 😃🙂
    I love this book!!!!!! This is my favorite movie and book now!!! I highly recommend this book it’s so good and too good not to read it!!!does cost money so maybe ask your parents to give you some chores for money!!!
  • OMG Read IT it's awesome

    5
    By Musicgurl561
    First of all I am 14 years old and love to read. This book is probably one of the best books i've read. I mean in my life. I am also a huge IT fan. I absolutely loved both of the 2017/2019 remake movies. Actually they might be two of my new favorite movies of all times. I recommend this book to people my age and older. 14+
  • A masterpiece

    5
    By Onyx Nightshade
    I’m a 15 year old book addict and I can say this is one of the best books I’ve ever read. This isn’t a book about a clown that kills kids, this is a book about friendship, love and the strength within us all. This book is an emotional roller coaster, and the physiological and humorous elements King weaves in along with humor are so enjoyable. The losers love and sacrifice for each other is beautiful, and the characters are so well written. You really become attached to each individual character. I’ve never cried so many times while reading one book. I recommend this book to everyone ages 14 and up (TW: sexual assault and other sexual content)

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