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It By Stephen King It The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by an eponymous being which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey It
  • Title: It
  • Author: Stephen King
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  • It By Stephen King The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by an eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey It primarily appears in the form of a clown in order to attract its preferred prey of young children The novel is told through narratives alternating between two time periodThe story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by an eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey It primarily appears in the form of a clown in order to attract its preferred prey of young children The novel is told through narratives alternating between two time periods, and is largely told in the third person omniscient mode It deals with themes which would eventually become King staples the power of memory, childhood trauma, and the ugliness lurking behind a fa ade of traditional small town values.
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    1. Stephen King

      Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

    101 thoughts on “It”

    1. The most important things are the hardest things to say, because words diminish themSome time ago the wise bald or white heads stationed at various universities came to an agreement that a literary form, commonly known as the novel, is dead fewer and fewer works of any significance are written each year Of course, one must understand the requirements the wise gentlemen expect of a novel of worth it would be good if the writer would include some aesthetic dignity by including as much allusions an [...]


    2. I read this entire book in one day during my 24 hour readathon, readathonbyzoe Watch the vlog here youtube watch v W9VcdI highly enjoy Stephen King s descriptive writing style He surprisingly made this story seem like it had to be 1,200 pages long I was on the edge of my seat for the majority of the novel, and I definitely did not sleep well the following night This is one of the best horror novels I ve ever read However, I hate his constant use of slurs against black, Jewish, and gay characters [...]


    3. Some parts were truly creepy at first and initially, as often happens with King, I couldn t put it down But then, as often happens with King, it hits a brick wall and becomes so over long and has so many unnecessary elements that get in the way of the main story that it becomes a bloated, endless chore to finish People often say they hate the ending of this bookI did not hate it or love it I had checked out at that point and simply wanted it to be over no matter who lived or died or whether they [...]


    4. I m not easily scared these days As a grown woman, the only thing that brings the feeling of dread into my heart is the constant pinging of new work emails requiring my attention when I m at home, but there was a time when I was a shy, delicate, sweet little girl who was scared of my own shadow.Proof not exactly the terror you see haunting the hallowed halls of handing out 1 stars like they re candy these days.It wasn t until I was around 20 that I outgrew my fear of scary creatures and things, [...]


    5. Listened to the audio this time and it was awesome The narrator is Steven Weber and he did a great job Hello, welcome to Derry I m Pennywise the Clown and at some point, especially if your a kid, I will eat your face off Have a nice day The first time I read this book was in the 6th grade and I had forgotten how good it was I loved the movie as well, but the book is so much better I love how Mr King goes back and forth from when the friends were kids and to them as adults and what they do in lif [...]



    6. Throughout the book, I was going to give it 4 stars It was suspenseful, there was a sense of dread with some truly scary scenes King is very good at describing how children would think and make us feel their fears It was really long with A LOT of descriptions but it was still very enjoyable.The ending totally ruined it for meReview youtu TkxckLFcKYE view spoiler What the hell was that with the prepubescent gang bang hide spoiler


    7. It wasn t make up the clown was wearing Nor was the clown simply swaddled in a bunch of bandages There were bandages, most of them around its neck and wrists, blowing back in the wind, but Ben could see the clown s face clearly It was deeply lined, the skin a parchment map of wrinkles, tattered cheeks, arid flesh The skin of its forehead was split but bloodless Dead lips grinned back from a maw in which teeth leaned like tombstones Its gums were pitted and black Ben could see no eyes, but someth [...]


    8. Re read update April 2017 He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts I find it appropriate that I first read this between the ages of 12 and 15 and now I re read at 39 This is pretty close to the ages of the characters past and present in this book That was not intentional, but pretty cool I didn t remember much than the basics after all these years, but even with that, my original review below stands.What I will add is that this book is much dark, twisted, and [...]


    9. You can t be clowning about IT THOSE TERRIFYING CLOWNSIt was easier to be brave when you were someone else.It s kinda funny how such characters, the clowns, that they are supposed to make us laugh, and not matter that, you can find just too much examples of evil clowns , many from fantasy but even at least one from horrific reality, that you wouldn t want to meet in a dark alleyor any place at all The Joker, Stitches, Homie from The Simpsons, Punchinello from Dean Koontz s Life Expectancy, The a [...]


    10. Let me take you all on a tour, kids We re going to everyone s favorite place Derry, Maine We re going to do some sight seeing while I talk about the book that is my absolute hands down 1 book of ALL TIME And no, it is NOT Harry Potter Shocking, I know That always surprises people Anyway, my name is Annie Wilkes Stepheny and I ll be your tour guide We re going to go where it all begins the most infamous storm drain in all the lands This is the storm drain where Pennywise offers little Georgie a b [...]


    11. So this is finally happening Someone come hold my hand through this Not because I m scared but because BEARD OF MOSES THIS IS THE BOOK THAT NEVER ENDS.


    12. Derry, Maine seems like any other small town in the US except for its dark history Death and disappearances are the norm and every 27 years they peak as and children are killed When Bill s brother Georgie is killed by It, the mysterious thing behind Derry s darkness, Bill sets out to find it Bill becomes part of a group of other children, all who have had run ins with It and together they get rid of It They swear an oath to return to Derry if It ever comes back and starts killing and 27 years [...]


    13. Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.It is 1958 in the small town of Derry, Maine and several children have been found murdered Bill Denbrough and his six best friends believe the murders are linked to something that lurks beneath their home town something that crawled from their nightmares and has taken form in the shadowed recesses of the sewers Driven by forces unseen, Bill and his friends sense they have what it takes to stop the monster Th [...]


    14. WHAT A RIDE.First off, I d like to start out by saying I DON T NORMALLY LIKE STEPHEN KING If you look at the other books I ve read so far Carrie, The Shining, The Gunslinger, and Different Seasons , they have all been rated 3 stars or less Yet somehow, this book really spoke to me I will also say that the reason I picked this up in the first place was because of the new movie adaptation, which was SUPER GREAT, but also super different from the book in many ways I m so glad I decided to pick up t [...]


    15. God This book.I can t believe I ve never reviewed IT.Ok, I read this back in high school with my best friend, and it scared the shit out of both of us I still have a small scar on my leg from when we thought we saw Pennywise s likeness burned into the side of her dad s old farmhouse, and we both took off running through, what was in all likelihood, a condemned building She was faster, I was clumsier I plowed into an old nail that was sticking out of the wall and ripped a hole in my leg in an eff [...]


    16. It Eso es una de mis obras favoritas de King Y, para m , la mejor Tenemos a un grupo de amigos, los autodenominados Los Perdedores, integrado por William Bill Denbrough, Benjamin Ben Hanscom, Beverly Bev Marsh, Richard Richie Tozier, Edward Eddie Kaspbrak, Michael Mike Hanlon y Stanley Stan Uris Son chicos marginados, v ctimas del acoso escolar y de la xenofobia Son amigos que por separado pueden parecer d biles, pero juntos forman una fortaleza inquebrantable As se enfrentar n a los chicos que [...]


    17. Since all the hype with the new movie, I thought of writing my review to this book This is one of my favourite books by Stephen King The thing with King s horror books is that I never thought they were scary Actually, I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times a book gave me this feeling But maybe it s just me I see people talking about how scary his books are I only think they are insanely well written IT especially.This is one of those books that make me think I would read King [...]



    18. Be true, be brave, standI m astonished, what a book We all floatYou want scary Pennywise is here and he ll scare the be Jesus out of you every other page Pennywise made an entire generation scared of clowns when the film came out, kinda topical now that all these assholes are roaming the streets in clown outfits Suffice to say I m extra scared to go for a walk Above all, the best thing about this book is that it s wonderful King manages to capture the essence of childhood and what it means to ha [...]


    19. Only Stephen King could write an eleven hundred page book about the innocence and wonder of childhood, and then kick it off with a six year old boy getting his arm ripped off by a clown Derry, Maine, in 1958 is a bad place to be if you re a kid Child disappearances and murders are occurring with astonishing regularity, and while the adults set curfews and hunt for maniacs a group of eleven year old outcasts know the truth a supernatural entity has been terrorizing and killing the children of Der [...]


    20. And as I looked back at the bright paperback, fresh blood started dripping from its open pages The words were leaking crimson Wake up and I screamed as I started falling into a bottomless oblivion.Oh, hi there You just read about one of my nightmares I had since I started reading this book Oddly enough, I didn t dream about clowns Probably because I am not scared of them The only clowns we have here are Macdonald s But I saw a lot of blood in my dreams A lot.How does your mind work, Mr King And [...]


    21. Definitely one of King s most memorable, creative and well written books What s odd about IT is that it has many horror elements, but focuses on a coming of age story between seven children living in a small industrial town and the power of their friendship as they grow up I ve seen the TV movie too when I was twelve years old but the movie only left me confused The book is much longer and detailed, giving an explanation to what exactly the shapeshifting clown boogeyman is and why it chose Der [...]


    22. WINNER BEST RE READ OF 2015 Upon finishing It, I always feel as if I ve said goodbye to an old friend, one I only see every few years I m a bit sad, but mostly I m happy that I got to spend what time I did with him IT He isn t perfect He can be quite odd at times, but he s mostly fun to be around I feel the need to defend him when people start downing on him, and to deride him when I catch him screwing up I do not condone everything he does, but for the most part, he s a good dude, if a little l [...]


    23. Alligators in the sewers Nopech worse a CLOWN I never liked clowns not even as a child there was always something creepy about them to me Stephen Kings IT convinced me even revisiting it as an adult that clowns are baaaaaaaaad news and not to be trusted.October 1957 Derry, Maine Six year old George Denbrough s brother Bill is sick in bed so George goes out alone on a rainy day to play with the paper boat Bill made for him When the boat slides down a storm drain George reaches in to retrieve it [...]


    24. Much like the titular monster that lurks within its pages, this book is many things It s terrifying, it s sweet, it s disturbing, it s sad But most of all, It is amazing The town of Derry is haunted by an evil with thousands of faces With the entire town caught in the horrible creature s grasp, some of the residents are forced to confront their greatest nightmares, while others are forced to become the nightmares Many years ago, a group of seven outcast children believed they had discovered the [...]


    25. A group read, I will update the list of people involved as soon as the stragglers either catch up with us or Pennywise catches them it is your choice friends.Meet Pennywise the Clown he is a fun guy to have around Sure he kills children and some occasional adults, but people of Derry, Maine do not seem to mind Some of them actually love his presence.In the year 1958 several misfits from a Derry school managed to avoid Pennywise siren song and being rejected by all cool kids formed the friendship [...]


    26. In 1958, seven kids took it upon themselves to rid the town of Derry of a child killer that took the form of a killer clown In 1985, the clown is back and the kids return to Derry to finish what they startedYeah, I m a couple decades late to the party on this one So what Some friends were doing a group read and I decided it was time to tackle this kitten squisher.While it s a horror story, it s also about growing up and forgetting what it s like to be a kid Stephen King does a great job at remin [...]


    27. Three stars for this monstrous book which could easily be used as a murder weapon because of its enormous length You may rub your eyes now and ask why the hell I gave this well known and popular Stephen King classic with four and five star ratings everywhere only three stars, and you d be completely correct to do so Don t rely on my rating, please and even less on my review, as it consists mostly on piling up my random thoughts.A lot of people love this book than I did, and while I appreciated [...]


    28. If you want to read a story about a terrifying evil that may haunt your dreams, this is definitely IT This horror coming of age thriller is even better than the movie, and one of the scariest SK novels I ve read thus far Highly recommend if you are a fan of this genre.Update May 6, 2017 Yikes DON T miss the trailer now out for the remake of IT He s coming back in September Update December 20, 2017Bring back the OLD Pennywise please IT was CREEPYARY The new 2017 version of the movie FOR ME was CO [...]


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