Now with a stunning new cover look, King's classic No. 1 bestseller and the basis for the massively successful films It: Chapter One and It: Chapter Two as well as the inspiration for HBO Max's upcoming Welcome to Derry.
We all float down here.
Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live.
It is a group of children who see - and feel - what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Stephen King’s spine-chilling classic seizes on your worst fears—literally. Seven Maine youths battle a shape-shifting entity that takes the form of whatever its victims dread most, from a malicious clown to a snarling werewolf. King’s nightmarish epic is densely plotted and expertly told, complete with sympathetic, down-to-earth characters, lucid descriptions and dashes of absurdist humour. The master of horror proves he can ruthlessly terrorise even the most stoic reader.
Wesley Smith buys an Amazon Kindle to keep his mind off his recent nasty breakup, but he finds that his version is no ordinary e-reading device. Smith's Kindle has a special Ur option, which reveals the future and all the works his favorite authors have written in parallel dimensions. However, when the Ur delivers news of terrible events on the way, Smith must decide if he should interfere in fate. While King can certainly spin a good story, the Amazon Kindle focus (the story was written exclusively for and can only be read on an Amazon Kindle) keeps this one feeling like an advertising gimmick. While listeners can easily follow Holter Graham's narration, his style and projection aren't particularly impressive. He is consistent with his characterizations, but his light nasal voice lacks energy and momentum, and given that King's voice is quite similar to Graham's and King can narrate just as well, it seems unnecessary to have enlisted Graham, whose performance adds little additional flare.
One of those books where you read it and think, "Wow, that's not that scary" and then when you get into bed you can't get to sleep because you realise that it scared the living bejesus out of you. Nice book.
One of the best books ever written. You may find a 1000+ page book, but you will find you can't put it down. I finished it in a few days. It is absolutely breathtaking the way King can make a list of secondary, throwaway characters to rival that of the The Simpsons, and each of they hundreds of characters feel like real people with real problems, and not a single one is a useless one-dimensional character. Brilliant novel by a brilliant author! Buy it now!
What a book
IMO this is Stephen king at his best by far my favorite book