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It es, hasta la fecha, la novela más ambiciosa de Stephen King, quien ha empleado cuatro años en escribirla, logrando perfeccionar de un modo muy personal las claves del género. Fruto de un cruce entre Lovecraft y Flaubert, It constituye, además de una perfecta pesadilla, un curioso experimento literario, en el que se funde la novela gótica con la literatura de iniciación ...more
Hardcover, 1030 pages
Published April 1987 by Plaza & Janés (first published September 1986)
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Lindsey Albright While I love the book, it's easily one of my favorites, if you aren't enjoying it, don't beat yourself up about not finishing it. Someone far more…moreWhile I love the book, it's easily one of my favorites, if you aren't enjoying it, don't beat yourself up about not finishing it. Someone far more intelligent than I once told me that he didn't bother with a book if it didn't capture his interest by the first 50 pages. Life's too short to suffer through books you don't enjoy. If it's not for you, there's no shame in that.(less)
Julie I always thought the reason none of them were able to have children is because once we become parents (even as teenagers) we have to completely grow…moreI always thought the reason none of them were able to have children is because once we become parents (even as teenagers) we have to completely grow up and become responsible for another life. Parents can no longer believe in the monster in the closet or under the bed because they will have to convince their child IT doesn't exist. Once we start telling "lies" enough, we start to believe them. If any of the Losers had had children, the "magic" they possessed as children would have been gone completely. They would have forgotten about IT and that part of their childhood forever.(less)
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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 include some "aesthetic dignity" by including as much a
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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 around 20 that I outgrew my fear of scary creatures
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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 Koontz's Life Expectancy, The Killer Klowns from
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Franco  Santos
Nov 12, 2015 Franco Santos rated it it was amazing
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 débiles, pero juntos forman una fortaleza inquebrantable. Así se enfrent
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Delee

Alligators in the sewers?

Nope...much worse- a CLOWN!

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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.

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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 boat Bill made for him. When the boat slides down a storm drain- George reac
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Jennifer
Mar 07, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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 it to be over no matter who lived or died or whethe ...more
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 lands. This is the storm drain where Pennywise offers little
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Dan Schwent
Mar 12, 2015 Dan Schwent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 like to be a kid. Stephen King does a great job a
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Edward Lorn
Dec 22, 2015 Edward Lorn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults who want to feel like kids again
Recommended to Edward by: Mom
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 does, but for the most part, he's a good dude, if a
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Monk
Nov 22, 2011 Monk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: King Fans, people not scared shitless of clowns
Shelves: macabre
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 flesh, and typically disguises itself as the demoni
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Kathryn
Dec 06, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any SK fan or someone who wants a scary novel.
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 journey with them. It's amazing what King can do to
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Mateo
Jun 22, 2015 Mateo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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 compañeros, mezclado con una amenaza constante de un violento ser lo cu ...more
Γκέλλυ
Jan 04, 2016 Γκέλλυ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, horror, 2016
Ας ανοίξουν οι σαμπάνιες. 1039 γαμημένες σελίδες μου έφαγαν την ψυχή. Aλλά ας το πάρουμε από την αρχή.

Κάποιο βράδυ του Δεκέμβρη ζήτησα από έναν αγαπημένο φίλο να μου προτείνει ένα βιβλιο τρόμου με κλόουν και μου πρότεινε το Αυτό. Από εκείνη την μέρα, το Αυτό στοίχειωσε την ζωή μου. Δεν ήξερα τι διάβαζα, μια ιστορία τρόμου, φαντασίας, a trip down memory lane, ένα άσχημο τριπάρισμα του King? Τι σκατά διάβαζα? Και μετά κατάλαβα. Το να χαρακτηρίσεις το Αυτό ως ένα βιβλιο τρόμου είναι ανεπαρκές. Μιλά
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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 terrorizing and killing the children of Derry. These
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Melissa Martin
Dec 29, 2015 Melissa Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own, horror-etc
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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 Derry. See, wh
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Will M.
Jun 09, 2015 Will M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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 beat them up or kill them.

This is not King's bes
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Chammy
I really hate clowns.. never finished the book
Joe
Apr 30, 2008 Joe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stephen-king, 5-worst
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Paul Nelson
Jan 16, 2015 Paul Nelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Another one completed on my Stephen King quest and what a book to start the year on, a relative monster at 1376 kindle pages taking me just under two weeks to read and another one that will stick in the dark recesses of my memory for quite some time.

Pretty much everyone's read this book so this is potentially a spoiler laden trip encompassing the things I enjoyed most about this journey to Derry and a 'Look Through Hell’s Back Door'.

Now IT is a cleverly laid out story in probably my favourite me
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Evelyn (devours and digests words)

Come to me, children, and see how we float down here . . . how we all FLOAT.

This one didn't plant that seed of fear for clowns in me like I was expecting it will but I have a feeling, clowns will never look the same for me anymore.

Stephen King really went on full force with this one. Not all the horrors in IT deal with the supernatural - there are many depiction of real life horror as well. I admit, at times it is very uncomfortable for me to continue reading because the book delved deep into t
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Councillor
It probably belongs to those books most fans of the horror genre and Stephen King's writing in particular are in desperate need to read. Who has not heard of the clown scaring innocent kids to death? And even if indeed, by some surprising kind of living-under-a-rock (which I am usually the expert for) you did miss the story of "It", then you probably know this creature which made many people feel scared to enter their cellar alone by night:



I have never been particularly scared by clowns, so let'
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TK421
Mar 21, 2011 TK421 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this many moons ago and still think about it now and then. It's that kind of story.

Sure clowns are friggin crapyourpantsandrun scary, but what's scarier about this book is that the monster can be anything it wants to be.

Clowns don't scare you, no problem--how about a werewolf?

Not scared of werewolves--how about an angry, roaming hands father...or a dead father...or a clan of psychiotics that would love nothing more than to see your blood spill on the ground...or a hairy spider with "dea
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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 not good adaptations make. And since my friend is l ...more
Athena Shardbearer
We all float down here.

New phobias since finishing It.

Balloons
Clowns
Bathrooms
Sinks
Bridges
Ditches
Rivers
Streams
Parks
Birds <---------------DAMN YOU, KING!!!!!!
Pictures
Drains
Crickets
Eyeballs..............DON'T LOOK AT ME!!!!
Seed & Teeth *goosebumps*
Fortune Cookies OH GAH!
Flies
Clothes Lines
Bikes
People
Tea & Teacups
SMALL TOWNS!
My Childhood
Dreams


You almost took libraries from me...but I will resist!!!!



I never seen the movie as a kid, and all my family members watched this and told me how ho
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Matt
Apr 26, 2016 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love seasonal reading. The changing of the seasons and the reading of a book are two of the greatest things in life. When they are combined, they complement each other perfectly. Like white wine and Pizza Hut in my life, and like two things that actually go together in yours. Truly, is there anything better than curling up next to a Christmas tree, a fire in the fireplace, snow falling outside, the living room lit by the soft glow of colored lights, and reading A Christmas Carol? Or sitting do ...more
Mayra Sigwalt
Feb 24, 2016 Mayra Sigwalt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: livros-que-tenho
Primeira leitura: 01/2009
Releitura: 02/2016

Esse é um daqueles livros que vc sempre pensa em reler, mas nunca de fato faz pq é gigante. Mas valeu demais à pena.
Como digo pra muitas pessoas e o que acaba surpreendendo, é q esse livro não é de dar medo. Sim, tem umas partes super sinistras e aterrorizantes, mas esse não é o foco da história. Esse livro é sobre Os Otários. O grupo de 7 crianças que eram exatamente isso. Os losers. O gago, o negro, o gordo, o judeu, o quatro olhos, a menina pobre e
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Nov 04, 2012 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Wendy F
Shelves: adult, horror
Okay, so I now know what Beep, Beep Richie! means. All of you King fans got this stuck in my head. Be happy that I left the clown pics out of my review. If you want to catch a glimpse of the super-sexy Pennywise the clown, you can check out my friends' additions in the comments section.

This GINORMOUS book of MAMMOTH proportions (seriously, I'm thinking this is longer than Outlander but I could be wrong) took me forever to get to the halfway mark. My buddy reading partner Katy...poor girl, she's
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Stephen
3.5 stars. Clowns are friggin scary and Stephen King writing about murderous, supernatural clowns is just plain wrong!!!! I read this when this first came out as a teenager and the image of Pennywise stayed with me for a while (I also Tim Curry doing a great job looking the part in the mini-series based on this... thanks Tim!!). I am planning on revisiting the story to see how well it has held up in the 20+ years since I first read it. I have a feeling Clowns are still going to be scary.
Mia Nauca
Nov 01, 2015 Mia Nauca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este libro es una obra de arte. Tiene 1500 páginas pero la manera en la que esta relatada la historia es tan cautivante que simplemente uno quisiera que nunca acabe. Es un libro de terror, sí, pero es mucho, MUCHÍSIMO más que eso, este libro es sobre todo una historia de la fuerza de la amistad y el amor sobre todas las cosas. No sé como explicar este libro en palabras, es una joya realmente.

Es el mejor libro de King que he leído y se ha convertido en uno de mis libros favoritos de toda mi vida
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Christian Guzman
Feb 29, 2016 Christian Guzman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has been the longest book i have read. With that being said, it was a great experience. This book was extremely detailed and you really did get to know the characters completely. Although, at times i felt like it was dragged out, especially during the interludes. I also wasn't as creeped out as much as i thought i would be. That could mainly be due to the fact that i watched the movie already so i had an idea of what would happen. I decided to read this because i enjoyed the movie and i wan ...more
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Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M ...more
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