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), “Itwill overwhelm you…to be read in a well-lit room only” (Los Angeles Times).
I re-read It every few years. It’s like picking up an old friend. It is certainly about horror but it is more about childhood, friendship, and the power of both of those things. It awakens the reader to the everyday evil, as well as good, that exists in humanity but sometimes seems especially prevalent in small rural towns. Having read most of King’s work, I’ll say this is undoubtedly my all time favorite. I’m always sad to reach the end, and that feeling of melancholy nostalgia tends to stick with me for awhile, like it does when I remember my own childhood childhood.55
This novel was a King Masterpiece plain and simple. Saul Martinez, Myrtle Beach SC55
I have to say is less scarier than the movie55
Steven king is a good writer and I LOVE IT it is just a amazing book bucause it tells about friendship and I just Love how he makes a lot of books and movies55
For me, what makes this masterpiece of a book so special is not the horror aspect, but the relationships and the special connection between the seven people that make up The Loser’s Club. The monster is merely the engine that drives them together and drives the motivation for the main narrative. I love that King takes his time building up these characters so that you get to know them intimately and you feel for them and savor their interactions with one another. Such a perfect novel from start to finish. I do find myself skipping over some of the Derry history stuff, because I think drags on a bit too long and I think it could have been edited down. That aside, what a truly great novel, and one that I revisit every 2 years or so.55
This is without a doubt my favorite Stephen King book, and the most recent “It” films are my favorite horror films and favorite adaptations of King’s books. I love the details in this story. I love how endearing and nostalgic I felt whenever reading about the kids in “The Loser’s Club,” and I loved the mysterious sense of horror I felt whenever reading about the terrifying villain, Pennywise, and all the different experiences the kids and the residents of Derry, Maine went through as a result of IT’s mere existence. I cannot wait to read this again. Highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of horror stories with a great plot. Bravo Stephen King! Thank you for gifting us with this masterpiece ❤️55
I do not like horror movies ☁️☁️❤️☁️☁️ ☁️❤️❤️❤️☁️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ☁️❤️☁️❤️ ☁️ Literally15
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…35
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.55