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Itby Stephen King
Far more intense than the movie, Stephen King's It is structured to create great suspense. The book emphasizes the hopelessness of the situation — in which unarmed children are up against an unknown, demonic force — along with the relationships developed by the children.
After reading this book, I was very afraid of going near a drain of any kind (shower, sink, toilet... you name it). Also, I have a fear of clowns, and Pennywise is one scary clown (although Tim Curry did an amazing Pennywise in the movie).
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They were teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now it is calling them back to Derry, Maine — a force they cannot withstand, an evil without a name...
"A great scary book." San Francisco Chronicle
"A landmark in American literature." Chicago Sun-Times
"[King's] best novel since Firestarter." People
"A sprawling scare-fest." Philadelphia Inquirer
A great book a landmark in American literature.”—Chicago Sun-Times
Welcome to Derry, Maine
Its 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 none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.
They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror within their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name...
About the Author
Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.
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