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It

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They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them could withstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.
Publisher: Toronto : Signet, 1987
ISBN: 9780670813025
0670813028
9780833509451
0833509454
9780451159274
0451159276
9780451169518
9781501142970
Branch Call Number: KING
Characteristics: 1078 p

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sdodge66
Sep 21, 2017

Scary clowns. Who could ask for anything more?

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achung0129
Sep 19, 2017

This novel is so good!! I just finished reading the novel and watching the movie. I am eternally scarred, thank God I got my husband, Joseph, with me to comfort me and give me lots of warmth.

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you will float too :)

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Kaelan
Sep 17, 2017

Warning: this book is 1,300 pages long

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mludwick
Sep 06, 2017

Very scary

LoganLib_Erin Sep 04, 2017

Read or reread before the remake of the movie comes out. There is something very scary about that clown....

MGBustillo Aug 22, 2017

Read it before the movie comes out

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darladoodles
Aug 21, 2017

Though I am not a huge fan of the horror genre, I can recognize a masterpiece when I see it. This is horror at its finest. I can see why it took King more than four years to write this classic. The past and the present are seamlessly woven together to the point where you are transported from one to the other mid-sentence.

I must confess that I did not LOVE reading this book. It was horrifying at times, but the more I read I wanted to see the end first hand -- to see good triumph over the evil of "It" and I persevered. This is not something I feel the need to see on the big screen, but am looking forward to discussing it with other Mid-Continent patrons at our community book group.

A passage of scripture came to mind as I came closer to the end of this novel:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, Ephesians 6:10-18

We often forget about the evil that is around us. In this book, Bill and the gang were very aware that they were fighting evil. They armored up and went to battle -- twice! They were led back to Derry by a force for good so that they could finish off "It" once and for all. Reminds me that I need to get my armor on daily.

catserra Jun 28, 2017

great book

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Maoisdead
Jan 23, 2017

Classic Stephen King novels- worth a read.

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CallMe_AKA
Oct 25, 2016

The ultimate fiction-writer of absolute junk - Stephen King.

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Apr 28, 2014

green_cheetah_552 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 69

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kjerstis
May 31, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a lot of frightening and intense scenes in this book. The first scene is really frightening. If your scared of clowns already every scene with the clown in it will be frightening. There is also a scene in a restaurant that is pretty frightening.

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kjerstis
May 31, 2015

Coarse Language: There is a lot of swear words in this book. They use the F word, The N word and lots of other swear words.

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kjerstis
May 31, 2015

Sexual Content: Their is sexual content in this book. They talk about what they think sex is.

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kjerstis
May 31, 2015

Violence: Their is lots of violence in this book.Their is lots of blood. The first scene is pretty violent. It is also frightening if you don't expect it.

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mrhuff
Jul 16, 2014

Violence: This novel contains graphic depictions of the grizzly deaths of over a dozen characters, including children as young as age six.

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mrhuff
Jul 16, 2014

Sexual Content: This novel contains graphic depictions of sexual violence against women, including a scene involving six boys having penetrative intercourse in succession with an eleven-year-old girl.

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mrhuff
Jul 16, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The main theme of this novel is the exploitation of its characters' fears by its eponymous antagonist.

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aradiac
Aug 10, 2015

"Kids, fiction is the truth inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic exists."
-S.K.

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kjerstis
May 31, 2015

''want your boat Georgie?"

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angeye87
Dec 17, 2013

“We lie best when we lie to ourselves.”

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