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It is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his 22nd book, and his 18th novel written under his own name. The story follows the. It book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Welcome to The Shining by Stephen King It by Stephen King 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King Dracula by Bram Stoker Pet Sematary by Stephen King. Best Horror. Now a major motion picture Stephen King's terrifying, classic #1 New York Times bestseller. Pet Sematary by Stephen King Paperback $ Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King) and the Bill His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of by The New York Times Book .
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IT is the 22nd book published by Stephen King. It was his 18th novel, and the 13th novel written under his own name. The book was released by Viking on. And this was true of It, and also King's other doorstopper, The Stand. They were both good reads but this time around I found issues and weaknesses that I. Welcome to Derry. When the opening chapter of a Stephen King book starts with a six-year-old talking to a clown who lives in a sewer, chances are things are.
This time, view spoiler [ it was that they should forget…again. That all they did and accomplished together should be taken from them. Their memory of each other…gone. That just broke my heart. But, know if I have recommended it or suggested it to you that I believe you to be of a strong character; a fellow Loser. I do hope you have all enjoyed my tour. I suppose I should let you get back home now. Sweet dreams tonight, kids.
I get it. I just mean that this book means too much to me to go handing it out willy-nilly to people who are going to read it without understanding it or even trying to. 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 more and more 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 a Derry, Maine seems like any other small town in the US except for its dark history.
They swear an oath to return to Derry if It ever comes back and starts killing and 27 years later they all return to face down It and try to get rid of It once and for all. Don't read past this point because I can't promise anything about no spoilers. I finally finished this god damn tome of a book, and I really wish I weren't so compulsive and obsessive about finishing every book I start because wow that was pages and I couldn't get into the story at all.
Also I have a few questions and I feel like I may have missed something so if someone could answer these questions I would appreciate it and maybe then I might feel better about the book.
First off it's mentioned that none of gang have children and it's alluded to as being part of what happened the first time with It but I didn't understand what that had to do with anything? Second why did they have to go out of their way to find It and get rid of it that first time, if It has cycles of 27 years wouldn't It eventually just have stopped on its own anyways because there's no way someone banished it every time it appeared because they're supposedly the only ones to have done so.
Lastly what was the point of them having sex in the sewer, I'm not a prude but having 12 year olds do it in the sewer should have a better explanation than to bring them all together and bond them. I don't see how they had to do at all did he just put that in there to be outrageous because good job it worked. At times I did enjoy the book but it was just really long with so many characters and details and a lot of the time I felt myself getting bored like I didn't need such exact descriptions of the boat flowing down the sewer and the way it kept cutting back and forth especially towards the end between past and present just felt choppy and maybe that was the point but it just made me not get really into the book.
When I read horror I have to lose some self awareness and get pulled in so I can be creeped out but the whole time I was too aware that I was reading a book and I just kept feeling like it wasn't scary at all. Especially with It morphing constantly like werewolves don't freak me out so I was just like wow a werewolf thats cool I guess.
I do like Stephen King and he writes very well but this one just did not work for me and I guess I just missed something because everyone else seems to have really enjoyed this book. View all 58 comments.
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 God. I plowed into an old nail that was sticking out of the wall and ripped a hole in my leg in an effort to escape the killer clown. No, I did not get a tetanus shot. This was back in the good old days, so we just poured some hydrogen peroxide on it and called it a day.
We were for several minutes, at least convinced that we barely made it out of there alive. Cut us some slack! We were idiotic teenage girls and my incoherent squealing that Pennywise had slashed my leg with his claws was feeding the hysteria of the moment.
And thanks to that scar, 20 plus years later this book still haunts my ass. Or maybe I would have been terrified of clowns anyway. But seriously, there's still a scene from that book that gives me goosebumps. Remember when that old woman turns into a monster? But it happens so fucking slowly at first that you almost don't notice it? Like, first her teeth just seem a bit more yellow, then by the end of the scene And here's why: It was gross and unnecessary.
And even as a teenager, I knew it. I'm not sure if it's a fair thing or not, but I've not really been able to get back into his books since then. View all 48 comments. Yet somehow, this book really spoke to me. I'm so glad I decided to pick up the book though, so thank you movie for making that happen! The last 50 or so pages dragged a bit for me, but all in all I loved pretty much everything about this book. The plot was intriguing, and while it was a pretty slow book overall and over pages at that!
I never found myself getting bored or sick of reading it. The characters were really well fleshed out, and by the end of the book they all felt like close friends.
I've heard many people complain about the sort of non-linear narrative, saying it's confusing, but I thought it was perfect for this book! The past and present sort of meld together seamlessly, and it was very artistic and added a lot to the story for me. I also thought it was neat how in the last part of the book, sometimes it wasn't entirely clear whether or not you were reading about the past or the present, but it still made sense somehow.
Lastly, I love how Stephen King deals with the idea of fear and how it can become a physical thing.
I've also just recently watched The Mist where a similar idea exists, and I think it really adds a new level of terror! On the surface this book seems like it's just about a clown running around killing children, but really it's about a seemingly all-powerful being that feeds off the fear of Derry, and boy is Derry full of fear.
OH man it's so freaky, but in a more surreal way than I expected. So I will say if you're wary of picking up this book because you think it will be full of scary stuff, I'd say don't worry; the new movie is scarier and even then, it's mostly just bloody. Like I said though Not for everybody. View all 12 comments. Every living being Bacteria, humans, etc.
We don't discriminate here. Recommended to Tucker by: Shannara Petty. Edit 2: Just finished the movie. It was amazing. I am so excited for It: Chapter Two Edit: Found this online!
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It's so hilarious: Chapter 2 trailer has dropped! We all float down here. I take back everything I said about Stephen King being overrated.
This book a masterpiece of not only horror but also coming of age and science fiction. Even so, it was really challenging for me to listen to this because of the way it was told. That is; Then Edit 2: That is; Then and now style.
You just had to figure it out which was really frustrating. I was pleasantly surprised to find I didn't know the full story of IT. You see, I was too afraid to actually read the book so I read the plot in Wikipedia.
Little did I know, that I read the plot of IT so I didn't actually get the full story because IT is only the first segment of the story. Chapter two will be coming out in !
The Characters: I feel like Bill was the leader. Even though that was never said out loud, it was heavily implied. He was probably my favorite of the Loser's club. Eddie is a bit like me in the aspect of health issues. While I'm not a hypochondriac, I still could empathize with his mental illness. Every time he stood up for himself, I cheered! I felt like Stanley was barely there and so I honestly don't have anything to say about him.
Beverly was obsessed over by all the boys. I'm glad Ben was included in spite of his size. It's nice to know that there 's some humanity in the 50's I say this because the racism and hate was almost too much to bare I'm glad that there was a POC character as that's not something I usually see in King's work.
I just wish Mike had been more included in the story. I felt like he was always in the background. The idea of IT is terrifying. I mean a being that appears to you as your worst fear and then kills you?! I have to admit after seeing a few big chunks of the movie, I was very freaked out. But my biggest concern wasn't being killed; It was that I didn't know what my biggest fear was. And if I didn't know, how would Pennywise kill me? I know; I'm worrying about how a psycho clown can't kill me.
I need help. Seriously though. All my biggest fears are abstract things. Being alone. Being hated. Okay, Pennywise could appear to me as fire. The mythology of IT was absolutely crazy. Like, was Stephen King high when he wrote this??? And so, I will explain everything. Your welcome. Explanation of IT Spoilers ahead First the basic run down of the plot: George gets eaten.
Time passes. Each of the losers club has a interaction with IT. They band together to discuss IT. They scare IT away. More on that in a second And now: The lore of IT.
IT is an entity from the Macroverse, a universe surrounding ours the microverse. IT feeds on people's fear. It turns into a person's fear and then kills him using the dead lights, IT's true form. I hope that helps. Comment if you have any questions about the lore of IT. Age Recommendation: Just violent and sexual TW: Gore, domestic abuse Cover: Horror Publication Date: September 15th, Publisher: Viking Penguin Random House Standalone: Yes Best Format: Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.
It is 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 monste Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. Driven by forces unseen, Bill and his friends sense they have what it takes to stop the monster. They vow — with a piece of broken glass sliced across their palms — to come back to Derry if evil ever returns.
Twenty-seven years later, the murders have started again. Here in Derry children disappear unexplained and unfound at the rate of forty to sixty a year. Most are teenagers. They are assumed to be runaways. I suppose some of them even are. At over eleven hundred pages in length, It is a prolific book that provides significant backstory for each character and gives an abundant history of Derry, Maine.
Because King provides so many specifics — almost to the point of excess — the book reads like a vast compilation of research collected on true events. Though the story is sometimes bogged down by the excessive specifics, quite often a slogging passage that recounts a historical event eventually arrives at such a disturbing conclusion that forging through a long, slow chapter becomes, with startling suddenness, a worthwhile read.
What makes this book notorious, however, is the dreadful monster at the heart of the story: Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Pennywise — or It — is not as prevalent in the book as one might presume, given its classification as a horror novel, but any time It makes an appearance, the narrative drops readers into a dark scene where terrifying events unfold.
Smells of dirt and wet and long-gone vegetables would merge into one unmistakable ineluctable smell, the smell of the monster, the apotheosis of all monsters. It was the smell of something for which he had no name: A creature which would eat anything but which was especially hungry for boymeat.
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Though it contains elements of horror, It is a literary coming of age story that just happens to take place in a small town were horrific events transpire. Instead of dividing the book into two parts, with the events of recounted first and the events of recounted second, King opts to tell both stories simultaneously with the use of clever plot pacing and an unorthodox chapter structure.
With characters that feel like old friends and enough scares to keep readers up at night, It strikes a satisfying balance between literary writing and telling grim stories of violence and gore.
I go into more detail in my original review two years ago below but here are a few additional thoughts from my reading this time around: This book will always hold a special place in my heart, it was what I was reading when my son was born two years ago. Probably not the best book for such an occasion but, hey-ho, the memories are fond and this book was part of it.
Part of me still thinks that The Stand is his best but It certainly has the best group of characters in any of his books, or any book ever. His issues with his mother and his bravery in spite of everything struck a cord. Eds is one of my favourites characters ever. That bit at the end Not someting that vile anyways. Be true, be brave, stand I'm astonished, what a book! We all float You 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 have a close group of friends. It's quite similar to Boy's Life in that respect.
I was a tad reluctant to read this having watched the film and due to the pages which took me over a month to read!! The ending, I think is better and there is, naturally, more story. The way it's written also highlights how talented a writer King is. He seemlessly jumps from kids to adults throughout. I doubt anyone could have pulled this off as clearly and as beautifully as King does. Although genuinely horrifying, this book captures childhood wonder perfectly and receives all the stars. King at his very best, I know it's a bit of a doorstop but it's worth it, trust me!
He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts View all 37 comments. View all 27 comments. From the tenebrous depths of the abyss, comes an unimaginable tale of perennial terror that is feverish, jarring, and insidious. With meandering prose and vivid descriptions, King dazzles, stupefies, and petrifies readers down to their core by invoking their atavistic fears, transmogrifying it, and assuming the shape of the thing that one is most afraid of.
In an effort to end its malevolent influence in Derry, The Loser's Club ventures forth into the drains, canals, and sewers — "down there where the sun never shines and the night never stops". What they find there is an irrepressible being, something beyond their comprehension — IT. It seeks. It reeks. It feasts.
It devours. Things grow awry as their darkest fears are realised and turned against them. With the circle of seven, they are able to banish It.
Did they, really? The Loser's Club, now as adults, receives a call from Derry. They swore to end It twenty-seven years ago.
And now, the time has come again to finally face the thing in the dark It was a lengthy, yet remarkable novel. The King of Horror never shies away from inflicting pain, rending flesh, depicting debauchery and mental aberrations, and showing gratuitous gore and violence.
King also uses the Cthulhu Mythos to create a creature that appears amicable to children — Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Well, at least, that was It's preferred form, but in its truest essence, a Lovecraftian-inspired creature. A comprehensive history, stellar world building, and distinctive characters further immerse us into this peculiar town — investigating the numerous deaths of children, deciphering the town's mysteries, rooting for the characters that we love, and of course, kicking the monster's arsehole, if you find that pleasurable.
For this hefty tome alone, patience is a virtue, dear reader. Do heed my warning: When you're ready to get out of the blue and into the black, into the deadlights, where they all float down here and soon, you'll be too — be strong, be true, stand up for your loved ones and friends, believe in things that you have previously believed in, now, as an adult, have faith in your inner child the one who was once imaginative and spiritual , for the apotheosis of all monsters have come to face you in Derry where "some things were better not seen or heard View all 69 comments.
It Eso es una de mis obras favoritas de King. Simultaneamente, desafiaran a Eso. El libro es una completa obra maestra. En cuanto al ritmo narrativo, es lento y, en algunas partes, pesado. Esto no es un defecto, sino lo contrario: Tal vez siempre vale la pena sentir miedo por ellos, y esperanzas, y vivir por ellos.
No hay buenos amigos, no hay malos amigos. Unidos se sienten especiales, pero no en el mal sentido, juntos le encuentran otro significado a la palabra especial. Que no es necesario compartir sangre para ser familia. Que no es necesario ser perfecto para ser feliz. Que estar rodeado de lo que te hace bien es la mejor manera de afrontar lo que te hace mal.
La vida es luz, y esa luz son todas las cosas que te hacen bien, el resto es oscuridad. 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 Much like the titular monster that lurks within its pages, this book is many things.
Many years ago, a group of seven outcast children believed they had discovered the secret to ridding Derry of the terrible monster they knew only as "It".
But when the murders start again 28 years later, they realize they were wrong. Now, the former "Losers' Club" returns to Derry to finish what they started, but there's one major problem This book has been on my "I've gotta check that out someday" list for years! Let's fact it, If you've known me for more than five minutes, chances are you've already heard me talking about Batman, which means you know I've already read plenty about a certain scary clown The term "clown" could also be used to describe whoever greenlit that god-awful George Clooney "Batman and Robin" travesty!
But I'm glad I finally gave this book a chance, because it's about more than just pop-culture phenomenon Pennywise the Clown. Soooooo much more! Yes, this book is primarily a horror novel, and Stephen King's imagination is at full force in this one.
He never runs out of creative ways to make readers afraid to turn the page, yet also enthralled enough to brave forward. But there's also a lot of depth to this story, as well. I was very impressed with the amount of detail King explored in the lives of the 7 self-proclaimed "losers".
Each of the seven is flawed but likeable. Each of them have their own distinct personalities and they have all had to cope with their own unique tragedies. The way King goes back and forth between childhood and adulthood, and the way all of them tell certain chapters through their own points of view, I was reminded of George R. I was also impressed by how King explored so many themes throughout the novel.
The flashback sequences really capture both the magic and horrors of childhood. The bond that quickly grows between the Losers' Club is very heart-warming, and there are many sweet and tender moments throughout. But they also have to cope with terrible things, like abuse, alienation and bullying. And the present-day sequences are very effective as well, as they illustrate how our childhoods often shape who we become as adults. And while there is certainly plenty of supernatural horror to be found in these pages, King is at his most effective when he explores real-life horror!
Spousal abuse, racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, all these things are present in the story, and they are much more disturbing than any of the ghosts or movie monsters that show up.
King makes a powerful statement on how real-life people whose minds are poisoned by hatred and prejudice are far more terrifying than any book that sits on the horror shelves!
Throughout most of this book, I only had one minor quibble, and that was in regards to how much detail King provided in the backstories. Yes, I understand how pacing works, and obviously, if scary things happen on every single page, they quickly lose their impact, so I could appreciate what King was going for.
But I still felt too many segments dragged at parts. Mike Hanlon's sequences particularly suffer from this Okay, I get that after a thousand pages of build-up, it's going to be really hard for any kind of pay-off to fulfill expectations. But that doesn't change the fact that the final battle with It just felt silly and out of place.
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It's hard for me to get specific about why I was so disappointed with the climax without breaking my strict "no-spoilers" policy, so I'll just leave it at this The final battle wasn't bad enough to ruin the book for me, but it did cause me to deduct a star. Still, even though it loses its way towards the end, this book is highly recommended for anyone who loves horror, as well as for anyone who is looking for a powerful, complex story and doesn't mind being terrified and disturbed throughout.
Although I do have one other minor complaint about the book View all 80 comments. Full review: Stephen King never stops to amaze me with his brilliant mind and fabulous stories. I feel like his mind is always restless, always in a good mood to find the worst ways possible to scare the soul out of me.
The King of Horror Stephen King is. No doubt. He is already used to this title and I am sure he accepts nothing less. It is so far my favourite work of his. I lift it to the rank of a horror masterpiece. It is brilliant, it is amazing, it is incredible. Best horror I've read, hands down. It is macabre, it is sick, it is wrong, but the way it is put together lures you deep into the plot until the moment you realise you cannot get out until you finish.
Your way through the plot is the devouring of the story. This book is great, yeah, but have I told you why? Let me explain myself then.
Everything is put in there with a precise purpose. Nothing is random. Every little detail has its own place in the mechanism of the storyline. Every single character has a strange particularity that makes him or her unique in his or her weirdness. Which is also a peculiar thing to think about a group of schoolkids.
But hey, as long as they face together Henry Bowers and Co. The research for this masterpiece has been intense because the facts are accurate and also searchable and also, different myths are combined, forming a common body. The myths are uprooted from their grounds and planted back again in the soil of an insignificant American town.
How can this not be mind-blowing? So, with that being said, if you are a horror-freak or if you loved the movie, but did not read the book or if you are just plain curious, then you should totally and definitely check this book out!
But first, make sure you are mentally prepared for it, because, well, it is a long, tough ride! View all 16 comments. 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.
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 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.
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 Derry. In the members of the Losers are called together again in order to fulfill a childhood promise to return to Derry if It ever returned. With this one King threw a kitchen sink full of monsters into this with the villain able to take the form of whatever will scare its latest victim the most.
Another of the more successful aspects of this book is how King creates seven likeable kid characters and then writes them as adults so that they really seem like the same people. Another part of this that is particularly sharp is just how well he portrays the sheer terror that each character seems to feel at one time or another.
On the flip side of that, this was adult King engaging in a bit of nostalgia porn, and I was far too young to understand the fleeting nature of youth. Yeah, I know it relates back to her father, but it still seems grossly unfair. I always wondered how Ben and Bev going off together as a couple at the end would work.
Did they forget each other if one of them went to the store or something? A Catalogue regarding the "humours comedy," which debuted to immediate popularity in May There is another way to interpret this: Both parts of Henry IV deal with a troubled father-son relationship, and the conclusion of Part 2 depicts a son taking up the mantle of his deceased father.
Perhaps Prince Hal and King Henry hit too close to home for Will who in this film hopes his son will follow in his poetic footsteps , and a lighthearted comedy is what he needed. It is more likely that fellow playwright Ben Jonson would have visited Shakespeare, as he does later in the film. This is what Will reminds the Earl of Southampton of in the film.
One juicy debate about Shakespeare that endures is the question of who if anyone is the subject of his sonnets. Some speculate that his poems that describe a fair youth refer to the Earl of Southampton.
The film imagines a slightly more complicated—and perhaps more believable—situation than the idea that Southampton and Shakespeare had a fling: Whether they actually got people every afternoon is another question. Meanwhile, the reconstruction of the Globe that opened in London in has a capacity of about half that. This may have really happened. Shakespeare summoned his lawyer in January to write Quiney into the will. The words are evocative of Scripture.
The remainder of this article includes spoilers about some major twists in All Is True. Then Judith drops the revelation that she actually crafted the poems, dictating them to her twin brother, who knew how to write. All Is True thus displaces the controversial authorship question from Shakespeare to his children. She then tearfully recalls Hamnet, who did not know how to swim, stepping into a pond and drowning.
Though the historical record doesn't supply a cause of death for Hamnet, many historians assume he died of the bubonic plague. BY Lauren Sarner. Subscribe to our Newsletter! BY Esther Bergdahl. Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez after the announcement that he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in One Hundred Years of Solitude has been a blockbuster since its release. One Hundred Years of Solitude almost didn't exist. The man who translated One Hundred Years of Solitude deserves his own biographies.
BY Emily Rome. Bill, in particular, has a personal stake in the form of his younger brother Georgie, who was killed by It the year before. In addition to It, the Losers are pursued by the local bully, Henry Bowers, and his compatriots. The Losers realize that the adults in the town are unable to help them, as they are ignorant and unaware of It's presence. Taking a fresh look at their hometown, the Losers understand that their union is beyond that of a simple friendship between children.
The Losers confront It deep within the sewers underneath Derry and engage in battle. While the Losers do not kill It, they manage to force It into an early hibernation. The Losers swear a blood oath to return to Derry, should It rise again in the future. As they return to a normal life, the Losers gradually forget these events and each other, and eventually leave Derry.
Twenty-seven years later, in the summer of , Derry is again shaken by a wave of horrific murders. Mike Hanlon, the only Loser to remain in Derry, understands that It has returned and reminds the other now-wealthy and successful Losers of the oath that they had given in their childhood.
Only five of the other Losers gather the strength to return to Derry and continue the fight; Stan commits suicide immediately after conversing with Mike. The reunited Losers begin recollecting their childhood memories, and each of them encounters It in the process.
The Losers Club takes another descent into the sewers to destroy It completely.
As the Losers Club battles with It in its lair, Derry is partially flooded and destroyed by the worst storm in its history. At the cost of Eddie's life, the Losers Club manages to defeat It. The Losers again return to a normal life and leave Derry and their memories behind. Mike additionally discovers that the names of the other Losers have not only faded from memory but also from his memoir and journal, indicating that their ordeal is finally over.
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In , King and his family lived in Boulder, Colorado. One evening, King ventured alone to pick up his car from the repair shop and came across an old wooden bridge, "humped and oddly quaint". Walking along the bridge caused King to recall the story of " Three Billy Goats Gruff ", and the idea of transplanting the tale's scenario into a real-life context interested him.
King was further inspired by a line by Marianne Moore concerning "real toads in imaginary gardens", which in his mind came out as "real trolls in imaginary gardens". King would return to the concept two years later and gradually accumulated ideas and thoughts, particularly the concept of weaving the narratives of children and the adults they become. King began writing It in ,  and finished the book four years later. It thematically focuses on the loss of childhood innocence  and questioning the difference between necessity and free will.
The most prominent notions of fear in the novel come from the Losers' Club themselves: All three editions are oversized hardcovers, housed in a slipcase or traycase, and feature premium binding materials. This anniversary edition features a new dust jacket illustration by Glen Orbik , as well as numerous interior illustrations by Alan M.But as he's searching for inspiration for his next book, he instead discovers that the small town is quickly being infested by vampires.
Then Bill had to walk it by propping its flat top tire up and balancing it on the bottom, precariously. The boy would have survived with only broken legs had the degenerates who threw him over gone down and turned him over.
Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain were neighbors. Childhood defies Time; a day can last forever, and the summers are endless. When Beverly tries to leave for Derry, he refuses to let her and whips her with a belt a practice so common he keeps it hanging in the closet.
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