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It de Stephen King
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It (1986 original; edició 1987)

de Stephen King

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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.… (més)
Membre:lsepulveda
Títol:It
Autors:Stephen King
Informació:Signet (1987), Mass Market Paperback, 1104 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca, Llegint actualment
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It de Stephen King (1986)

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    Summer of Night de Dan Simmons (amyblue, msouliere)
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    Something Wicked This Way Comes de Ray Bradbury (Locke)
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  3. 70
    11/22/63 de Stephen King (sturlington)
    sturlington: A section of 11/22/63 is set in Derry and features characters from It.
  4. 50
    The Guardians de Andrew Pyper (lippylibrarian)
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    Phantoms de Dean Koontz (caimanjosh)
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    NOS4A2 de Joe Hill (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Malevolent entities that prey upon children are the driving force of these creepy, suspenseful horror stories. In both novels, only adults lucky enough to escape the villain's clutches in childhood are later able to battle the evil when it returns.… (més)
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    The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition de Stephen King (Mannivu)
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For the last month or so, my reading life has been consumed with one book- Stephen King's It. At just shy of 1500 pages, it took me a long time to read this sucker. It wasn't the page length though, it was the content within. I would get to scenes, read them almost with eyes closed, and then put the book down wishing it were a paperback rather than an ebook, so I could toss it into the fire consuming the horrors within.

You see, I don't really like clowns. Not so much the circus clowns or the religious clowns, but more the killer type clowns. A year ago or so when people were dressing like clowns and just staring at people, I would have been the guy in the newspaper with the headline- Local Man chases after guy in clown outfit screaming. It would not have been pretty.

Due to my dislike of killer clowns, I never read 'It' nor saw the movie, but with a new movie on the horizon and a sort of re-falling in love with Stephen King novels (although I still argue he needs and editor), I picked up 'It' on a whim.

The book was originally published in 1986 and follows the lives of a group of outcast/nerds in Derry, Maine. A horrible tragedy happens to Georgie, Bill's brother. Georgie goes chasing after a boat on a rainy day when the boat washes down the sewer drain. When Georgie goes after it, he finds a man with yellow eyes dressed in a clown suit, who winds up murdering Georgie. This though is not the first murder in Derry.

Years later, the gang is split and are all adults when a call goes out that it is time to come back to Derry. The clown is back and is once again murdering people. So, the story is told from the perspective of the individuals traveling back to Derry, but looking back at the year all the murders happened when they were children. It appears in forms that touch upon a child's inner most fear- a clown, a leper, etc. The now adults know that even though this may be their last trip back, it is time to stop It once and for all.

While I know I am last in the pack to read this, if you haven't read it, know it is a LONG book. Even though this takes place within a few years of these children's lives, it is almost real time. It is also 1500 pages of mostly child torture. It attacks kids and takes the form of what scares them most and keeps reappearing in that form. While Pennywise the clown is the most well known, it was the scene under the porch with the leper that made me want to throw the book in the fire. The victims are children almost exclusively, so expect a lot of scaring of children.

With that written, I have to state the book still works. I am an adult man now and the book still had me squeamish and it is 31 years old at this point. There were a few slang words that didn't quite fit anymore and some may be turned off by homophobia type sentences, but overall, the book still works. It could be written today and it would still scare the pants off of individuals. This is the reason why Stephen King is timeless and the book still sells. It is a good book and a great horror book. There is something visceral about the creature It, so it continues to be scary.

I am glad I read it, but this is one of those cases where I will never, ever unless held at gunpoint will read this book ever again because I simply don't like killer clowns.

I gave this one 4 stars. ( )
  Nerdyrev1 | Nov 23, 2022 |
There is just no reason for books to be this long. Sorry, but it would take one hell of a book to keep me enthralled for 1200 pages and this was not It (pun intended)! I am not against long books, per say, but storyline has to take me there with new purpose, not just reiteration of the same purpose. I think that horror is especially difficult to maintain a scary atmosphere and carry the plot for that long. It often becomes a non-stop "can we kill the evil," "did we kill the evil," over and over again and I honestly just stop caring. I thought the same of the Chbosky's Imaginary Friend which was around 800 pages - it was okay but would have been a terrific 400 or even 500 page book. I also find that when our evil character talks too much - and boy, does Pennywise talk - he stops being scary and starts being silly. I grew up reading and enjoying King but I have to say that now when I read his older books, I am disturbed and quite irritated by his depiction of women. It is one thing if the murderer or evil character is portrayed as having these demeaning thoughts about women but it is imbued in all his narrative about women. They are always sexualized and, to be frank, often quite dumb. I haven't found this to be as prevalent in his more recent works but that certainly colored my view of It and The Stand. This review may sound like I hated the book but I did not. It was an okay read for me with some good, creepy ideas and some scary moments but it was buried in a lot of unnecessary narrative. ( )
  JediBookLover | Oct 29, 2022 |
what
(he thrusts)
did i
(hisfistsagainsttheposts)
just
(andstillinsists)
read
(heseestheghosts) ( )
1 vota J.E.Schier | Oct 12, 2022 |
IT was my first horror book, and it remains my favorite book, period. Part of my fascination and love for it is rooted in that teenage nostalgia. I spent so much of my childhood looking up at my mom's bookshelf, running my small fingers along her King paperbacks, living in fear of their horrific covers, that when my time came to pick up my first King book and read through it, it was something of a revelation.

Now, reading it for the umpteenth time (I try to read it annually if I can), I've come to respect and adore it on a different level. The final 20 pages or so, where King discusses the fleeting beauty of childhood, and the melancholy relinquishing of that innocence for something as burdensome, but equally profound, as adulthood, nearly brings me to tears every time. It feels like a swan song in a lot of ways, and as I get older I understand that melancholy more.

"Not all boats which sail into darkness never find the sun again, or the hand of another child; if life teaches anything at all, it teaches that there are so many happy endings that man who believes there is no God needs his rationality called into serious question."

That's my favorite line in this mammoth tome (yes, even with its lighthearted jab at my heathen soul), and I think it drives at the heart of why I love IT so much.

IT hasn't aged immaculately. I do skip a certain section of the book every time (those who have read it know which part I mean) and I think a case could be made that, even if honest and truthful for the time, the racial and homophobic slurs give the book a certain cutting edge that makes it hard to approach in 2022. All the same, the story here -- the characters, the horror, the fear, the hope, and, ultimately, the bittersweet tang it leaves the reader with -- is why I return to it, and why I don't think I'll ever shake it. Because, in many ways, picking it up makes me feel like that 14-year-old again, in his high school library, discovering something profound and lifechanging. ( )
  keithlaf | Oct 11, 2022 |
I have read a lot of Stephen King books over the past 30 years or so, and enjoyed most of them. He used to be a favorite, but this one just wasn't for me. I thought it was boring to start off with, then started to get a bit interesting, then got boring again. Some of the scenes were overly long, and kept going long after I got the idea. I gave up at about 30%. Perhaps it gets better when the story gets more to the grownups, but the combination of a kid's POV and anything-goes horror was just too much for me. It was just too over-the-top insane for my tastes.

Perhaps if it was a lot shorter, or had some humor added, it would have interested me more. ( )
  MartyFried | Oct 9, 2022 |
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King, Stephenautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Dobner, TullioTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Giusti, RobertAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Körber, JoachimTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Reinhardt, Alexandra vonÜbersetzerautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Rekiaro, IlkkaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Rekiaro, PäiviTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Weber, StevenNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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"This old town been home long as I remember, This town gonna be here long after I'm gone. East side west side take a close look 'round her, You been down but you're still in my bones." -- The Michael Stanley Band
"Old friend, what are you looking for? After those many years abroad you come With images you tended Under foreign skies Far away from your own land." -- George Seferis
"Out of the blue and into the black." -- Neil Young
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This book is gratefully dedicated to my children.
My mother and my wife taught me how to be a man. My children taught me how to be free.

Naomi Rachel King, at fourteen;

Joseph Hillstrom King, at twelve;

Owen Philip King, at seven.

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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The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years - if it ever did end - began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made out of a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.
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Be true, be brave, stand. All the rest is darkness.
We all float down here.
If there are certain preconditions for the use of magic, then those preconditions will inevitably arrange themselves.
“A child blind from birth doesn't even know he's blind until someone tells him. Even then
he has only the most academic idea of what blindness is; only the formerly sighted have a
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“We lie
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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.

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