IT

A Novel

Hardcover, 1168 pages

English language

Published July 6, 2017 by Scribner.

ISBN:
978-1-5011-8209-9
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OCLC Number:
980587428

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4 stars (214 reviews)

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw – and felt – what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .

The adults, knowing better, knew nothing. Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

Frightening, epic, and brilliant, Stephen King's IT is one of the greatest works of …

83 editions

Ganz gut

4 stars

Ich habe das früher schon mal gelesen und vergessen wie ausschweifend das Buch ist, aber finde es ganz gut.

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Review of 'It' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

On re-reading this for the second time (my first was back in about 2012 when I was still in college), I forgot how many themes are interwoven into the plot. there is definitely parallels between the clown Pennywise, and Satan. The context is even more potent when actually reading about the author's faith. He is a Christian, and this novel demonstrates that.

Review of 'It' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

An okay book, which definitely shows King's leanings on politics & society -- which is funny when you consider some of the casual sexism throughout the plot. Most importantly, did we really need a prepubescent sewer orgy scene?

Review of "It: film tie-in edition of Stephen King's IT" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Mir hat “Es” von Stephen King richtig gut gefallen! Wer hätte es gedacht? Ich eigentlich nicht, wenn ich ehrlich bin. Vor Ewigkeiten (in den 90ern, ich war lang nicht volljährig..) habe ich den ersten Teil der Verfilmung gesehen und Pennywise und blubberndes Blut aus Waschbecken ist bis heute traumatisch in meiner Erinnerung geblieben. Im Rahmen der “Stephen King November” – Aktion habe ich mich aber doch dafür entschieden, “Es” zu lesen. Weil es einfach DER Klassiker von Stephen King ist.

Wow! Was ein Roman! Er hat mich in vielerlei Hinsicht überrascht und meine Erwartungen (Horror, Horror, Horror) nur teilweise erfüllt. Dennoch eine Warnung: Lest den Roman nicht in der Nacht, wenn ihr allein zu Hause seid. Es könnte sein, dass ihr dann kein Auge mehr zumacht.

Der zweitlängste Roman von Stephen King

“Es” ist ein Monstrum. Auch der Roman selbst. Mit knapp über 1500 Seiten ist es der zweitlängste Roman …

Review of 'To' on Goodreads

3 stars

Read this after 15 years, for the movie. Kinda remembered why I put this book down a lot before finishing it, and why I don't remember much of the end. Should've ended with the kids (clearly the best parts), instead we have an 80's reunion that just drags on.

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