It (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 7, 1987 - Fiction - 1104 pages
136 Reviews
“A great book...a landmark in American literature.”—Chicago Sun-Times

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 none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.
  

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Certainly one of Stephen King's best. He puts so much heart into this book, and frankly, it scares the daylights out of anyone who reads it. With the daylights out of them, I think that it's safe to say that there's room for the deadlights . . .

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I first read Stephen King's IT when I was 11 years old. For anyone who hasn't read the book, the protagonists are the same age when they go through some of the most horrific things ever committed to the page by Mr. King.
IT remains my favorite King book, and possibly favorite book of all time.
This is NOT a book for the faint of heart. There is homophobia, murder, child abuse, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. IT is King's scariest novel, bar none. This will make your question your perception of reality, of what it means to be an adult, and a child. It is also one of the few novels that King gives a full and proper ended too.
I endorse this book 100%. If you think you can handle it, please dive right in.
 

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Contents

After the Festival 1984
Six Phone Calls 1985
THE FIRST INTERLUDE
JUNE OF 1958
Bill Denbrough Beats the Devil
A Tale from the Summer of 58
The Dam in the Barrens
Georgies Room and the House on Neibolt Street
The Apocalyptic Rockfight
The Album
The SmokeHole
Eddies Bad Break
The Death of Patrick Hockstetter
The Bullseye
THE FOURTH INTERLUDE
THE RITUAL OF CHÜD

Cleaning
THE SECOND INTERLUDE
GROWNUPS
Walking Tours
Three Uninvited Guests
THE THIRD INTERLUDE
JULY OF 1958
In the Watches of the Night
The Circle Closes
Underthe City
The Ritual of Chüd
THE LAST INTERLUDE
EPILOGUE
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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