It by Stephen King


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...

Details It

Release DateOct 1st, 1987
PublisherNew English Library
Number of pages1,116 pages
GenreHorror, Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller

Reviews It

  • Maciek
    The most important things are the hardest things to say, because words diminish them...Some time ago the wise bald (or white) heads stationed at various universities came to an agreement that a literary form, commonly known as the novel, is dead - fewer and fewer works of any significance are written each year. Of course, one must understand the requirements the wise gentlemen expect of a novel of worth: it would be good if the writer would inclu...
  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    I'm not easily scared these days. As a grown woman, the only thing that brings the feeling of dread into my heart is the constant pinging of new work emails requiring my attention when I'm at home, but there was a time when I was a shy, delicate, sweet little girl who was scared of my own shadow.Proof: not exactly the terror you see haunting the hallowed halls of Goodreads handing out 1 stars like they're candy these days.It wasn't until I was ar...
  • Jennifer
    Some parts were truly creepy at first and initially, as often happens with King, I couldn't put it down. But then, as often happens with King, it hits a brick wall and becomes so over-long and has so many unnecessary elements that get in the way of the main story that it becomes a bloated, endless chore to finish. People often say they hate the ending of this book...I did not hate it or love it. I had checked out at that point and simply wanted i...
  • Stepheny
    Let me take you all on a tour, kids. We’re going to everyone’s favorite place- Derry, Maine! We’re going to do some sight-seeing while I talk about the book that is my absolute hands-down #1 book of ALL TIME. And no, it is NOT Harry Potter! Shocking, I know! (That always surprises people.) Anyway, my name is Annie Wilkes Stepheny and I’ll be your tour guide!We’re going to go where it all begins- the most infamous storm drain in all the ...
  • Alejandro
    You can't be clowning about IT!!! THOSE TERRIFYING CLOWNS It was easier to be brave when you were someone else.It's kinda..."funny" how such characters that they are supposed to make us laugh, you can find just too much examples of "evil clowns", many from fantasy but even at least one from horrific reality, that you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley...or any place at all!!!The Joker, Stitches, Homie from The Simpsons, Punchinello from Dean ...
  • Franco Santos
    It (Eso) es una de mis obras favoritas de King. Y, para mí, la mejor. Tenemos a un grupo de amigos, los autodenominados Los Perdedores, integrado por William «Bill» Denbrough, Benjamin «Ben» Hanscom, Beverly «Bev» Marsh, Richard «Richie» Tozier, Edward «Eddie» Kaspbrak, Michael «Mike» Hanlon y Stanley «Stan» Uris. Son chicos marginados, víctimas del acoso escolar y de la xenofobia. Son amigos que por separado pueden parecer débil...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2017!Hello, welcome to Derry.. I'm Pennywise the Clown and at some point, especially if your a kid, I will eat your face off! Have a nice day!The first time I read this book was in the 6th grade and I had forgotten how good it was! I loved the movie as well, but the book is so much better! I love how Mr. King goes back and forth from when the friends were kids and to them as adults and what they do in life now, while they are on their way back to...
  • Dan Schwent
    In 1958, seven kids took it upon themselves to rid the town of Derry of a child killer that took the form of a killer clown. In 1985, the clown is back and the kids return to Derry to finish what they started...Yeah, I'm a couple decades late to the party on this one. So what? Some friends were doing a group read and I decided it was time to tackle this kitten squisher.While it's a horror story, it's also about growing up and forgetting what it's...
  • Edward Lorn
    WINNER: BEST RE-READ OF 2015!Upon finishing It, I always feel as if I've said goodbye to an old friend, one I only see every few years. I'm a bit sad, but mostly I'm happy that I got to spend what time I did with him (IT). He isn't perfect. He can be quite odd at times, but he's mostly fun to be around. I feel the need to defend him when people start downing on him, and to deride him when I catch him screwing up. I do not condone everything he do...
  • Delee
    Alligators in the sewers?Nope...much worse- a CLOWN! [image error]I never liked clowns- not even as a child- there was always something creepy about them to me- Stephen Kings IT convinced me even more- revisiting it as an adult- that clowns are baaaaaaaaad news and not to be trusted.[image error]October 1957- Derry, Maine- Six-year-old George Denbrough's brother- Bill is sick in bed- so George goes out alone on a rainy day to play with the paper ...
  • ConstantReader Paul O'Neill
    Be true, be brave, stand.I'm astonished, what a book! We all float...You want scary? Pennywise is here and he'll scare the be-Jesus out of you every other page. Pennywise made an entire generation scared of clowns when the film came out, kinda topical now that all these assholes are roaming the streets in clown outfits. Suffice to say I'm extra scared to go for a walk!Above all, the best thing about this book is that it's wonderful. King manages ...
  • Councillor
    Three stars for this monstrous book which could easily be used as a murder weapon because of its enormous length. You may rub your eyes now and ask why the hell I gave this well-known and popular Stephen King classic with four- and five-star ratings everywhere only three stars, and you’d be completely correct to do so. Don’t rely on my rating, please (and even less on my review, as it consists mostly on piling up my random thoughts).A lot of ...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Definitely one of King's most memorable, creative and well-written books. What's odd about IT is that it has many horror elements, but focuses more on a coming-of-age story between seven children living in a small industrial town and the power of their friendship as they grow up. I've seen the TV movie too when I was twelve years old but the movie only left me confused. The book is much longer and more detailed, giving an explanation to what exac...
  • Kathryn
    It's 2:39 AM, and I finished IT about four or five minutes ago. As I try to think of the right words to formulate this review...I'm left with a feeling of, "Wow...." IT is a story which is not just based on the story, but it's characters. And honestly, I think they made the story so much more. When I think of their story, and the time I invested with them, reading their journey, I feel like I kind of became apart of them. I feel like I took the j...
  • Monk
    Holy crap this book was scary. I've always been a fan of horror novels, but very few have ever actually scared me. This book did the trick.It's the story of a group of friends who as children did a very, very brave and noble thing. A supernatural force lives under their hometown of Derry, Maine. This force hibernates in thirty year cycles and comes to the surface to feast upon its prey - human children. It thrives on their fear as well as their f...
  • Joe Valdez
    I felt myself growing old as I read It, the eighteenth novel by Stephen King that upon publication in 1986 unleashed a TV mini-series (in 1990, starring Tim Curry as one of the title character's many gruesome guises), a feature film due in its first of two parts in 2017 and perhaps introduced a hysterical fear of clowns into the global consciousness. The book is about childhood and how imagination and the power that comes with it are lost with ad...
  • Celeste
    Full review now posted!Original review can be found on Booknest.Stephen King’s mind must be a terrible place to dwell. I first picked up this book in October of 2016, fully expecting to be terrified. And I was. So much so, in fact, that I read the first sixteen pages and promptly deleted it off of my kindle, because I couldn’t sleep knowing that IT was right there on my nightstand, probably waiting for me to drift off so It could climb out of...
  • David
    Much like the titular monster that lurks within its pages, this book is many things. It's terrifying, it's sweet, it's disturbing, it's sad. But most of all, It is amazing!The town of Derry is haunted by an evil with thousands of faces. With the entire town caught in the horrible creature's grasp, some of the residents are forced to confront their greatest nightmares, while others are forced to become the nightmares! Many years ago, a group of se...
  • Kemper
    Only Stephen King could write an 1100 page book about the innocence and wonder of childhood, and then kick it off with a six-year-old boy getting his arm ripped off by a clown. Derry, Maine, in 1958 is a bad place to be if you’re a kid. Child disappearances and murders are occurring with astonishing regularity, and while the adults set curfews and hunt for maniacs, a group of 11-year-old outcasts know the truth. A supernatural entity has been t...
  • Mateo
    La presión casi tiránica que recibí de varias personas para leerme la novela de Stephen King, llegó a su fin cuando abrí y me sucumbí ante la historia ambientada en el frío y distante Derry. La novela de King, nos cuenta dos historias en diferentes tiempos; la primera es la de siete niños en sus principios de pubertad que se ven afectados por un macabro y difícil ambiente de discriminación y segregación por parte de padres y compañero...
  • sweet jane
    Εδώ κάτω όλοι επιπλέουμε. Άργησα αλλά το κατάλαβα.
  • Scarlet Cameo
    Lectura conjunta para el Hell-o-win con el grupo La cafetería de AudreySaquemos al elefante de la habitación rápidamente: el libro no trata de un payaso. Trata acerca de la amistad, el acoso, la mentira, pero principalmente trata del miedo. El miedo es el sentimiento que motiva a nuestros personajes y el miedo es la herramienta de la que se vale eso para alimentarse, y el miedo solo puede vencerse cuando se enfrenta. Una y otra vez. “El ho...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    تستطيع ان تقراها في اي مكان..على الشاطئ..في منزلك..في الكافيه ..اوحتى في المواصلات..ولكن ستظل اسيرا هناك مع الابطال السبعة في ديري/ماين..لشهر كامل احسست انني اعيش في تلك البلدة الملعونة الصغيرة..في قراءاتك قد تصادف البيت الملعون..الغابة الملعونة ..و لك...
  • Athena Shardbearer
    We all float down here. New phobias since finishing It.BalloonsClownsBathroomsSinksBridgesDitchesRiversStreamsParksBirds <---------------DAMN YOU, KING!!!!!!PicturesDrainsCricketsEyeballs..............DON'T LOOK AT ME!!!!Seed & Teeth *goosebumps*Fortune Cookies OH GAH!FliesClothes LinesBikesPeopleTea & TeacupsSMALL TOWNS!My ChildhoodDreamsYou almost took libraries from me...but I will resist!!!!I never seen the movie as a kid, and all my family m...
  • Joe
    Before I start...I know everyone will be upset to see me rate it so low. And some will be even more furious with the reasons that I give. Still, I'd appriciate it if you'd wait, and try to see that I'm not giving it one star for its content. (I give The Stand four stars, and its content could be argued to be just as bad.)It is certainly a horror novel. However, I found only a couple parts of it that were at all scary. The rest of it was more like...
  • Will M.
    "I don't want you to make a career out of running away... and what it all comes down to is that you have to be careful where you take your stand." Members of the Losers Club have been experiencing supernatural occurrences from Clowns and other weird things. They gang up and contemplated whether to either run away or fight the damn things. Aside from the creepy clowns though, they also have a group of teenagers who would stop at nothing to either ...
  • Xime García
    Esa soy yo teniendo resaca del libro en la clase de la mañana. Esto no será una reseña, será catársis. No me voy a extender a hablar sobre qué se trata el libro - ya todos lo hicieron, y ya todos expusieron todo lo que se podría decir de la historia mejor que yo. Sí puedo hablar de cómo me hizo sentir, de cómo las últimas cincuenta páginas las tuve que leer borrosamente a causa de las lágrimas, de cómo me esperaba una historia de te...
  • Becky
    When I mentioned to a friend that I was re-reading IT, he replied with "Ehh, It's just Stand By Me with a monster. It's overrated." It should be noted that this friend is a movie person (if that wasn't apparent by his use of the movie's title, and not the story's title "The Body"), and I am a book person. It's like we're speaking different languages when we talk about King, because his books, in my personal opinion and with a few exceptions, do n...
  • Joaquin Garza
    Éste es un libro muy especial para mí. Lo escogí para leerlo justo cuando estoy cumpliendo treinta años. Es el libro que más vendió de acuerdo al NYT en el año en que nací. También porque es un libro que habla del dolor de crecer confrontado con la oscuridad de un mal cósmico. Como lógicamente juega con las incertidumbres propias de la edad adulta, qué mejor. Y para rematar, como niño de los noventa me sigue dando miedo pensar en Tim...
  • Sonia
    ¡Cuántas páginas y cuánto qué decir!Uf, me siento como si hubiese llegado al final de una carrera. Este libro fue todo un tobogán de emociones (aunque no había mucha de las positivas, realmente). Casi parece imposible abarcarlo todo, pero vale la pena intentarlo.Es cierto que no tenía idea de qué esperar acerca de esto. Tenía muy buenas referencias de King, pero admito que no me sentía del todo atraída por este género. Nunca lo hice....