It: A Novel

Stephen King
“A landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller 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).


Reviewed: 2021-10-12
Possible Spoilers: So it only took me forever, but not because the book was bad (obviously). I'm just a slacker. I don't know what to say about it other than it is another gem from the master, Stephen King. It was well written and had the right amount of creepiness, horror and humor. There are some triggering scenes with animal abuse that were discomforting to me. And am I the only one who felt bad for It in the end? I think it was the mom in me feeling a little softhearted as It begged for it's life and for the life of it's progeny. But, of course, I know It couldn't be left to survive, nor could it's young. But for a brief moment, I felt It's pain; the need to save itself and it's children. All in all, it was quite the roller-coaster ride.
Reviewed: 2018-08-06
Probably the best written Stephen King book I've read.
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