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It (Signet Books) - Stephen King
It (Signet Books)
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Stephen King's idea for It came from a favorite childhood image: the entire cast of the Bugs Bunny Show coming on at the beginning. He thought of bringing on all the monsters, one last time: Dracula, Frankenstein's creature, the Werewolf, the Crawling Eye, Rodan, It Came from Outer Space. It... show more
Stephen King's idea for It came from a favorite childhood image: the entire cast of the Bugs Bunny Show coming on at the beginning. He thought of bringing on all the monsters, one last time: Dracula, Frankenstein's creature, the Werewolf, the Crawling Eye, Rodan, It Came from Outer Space. It is about a group of adults who were once troubled children in the late '50s--"The Losers." One of them is a best selling horror writer much like Stephen King (or his friend and collaborator Peter Straub). In order to defeat the protean "It" that threatens their hometown, they have to go back- -not only to the town itself, but deep into their childhood memories, to regain the talent for magic they once had. King says It is for "the buried child in us, but I'm writing for the grown-up, too. I want grown-ups to look at the child long enough to be able to give him up." This huge, baggy beast of a novel is a favorite of Stephen King fans--second in popularity only to The Stand. Perhaps longtime fans develop mental filters for King's sloppy storytelling to tune out the repetitions and silliness. King is like the pointillist painter Seurat: if you stand too close to the little dots, the picture falls apart, and it looks meaningless. That's why he makes the storyscape so big--to take you up to that macro-level where you like the book in spite of its flaws. --Fiona Webster
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ISBN: 9780812452242 (0812452240)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Pages no: 104
Edition language: English
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Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
4.0 Horrorgruselvergnügen mit Gänsehautfaktor aber auch leichten Schwächen
Aus aktuellem Anlass habe ich endlich erstmals dieses Werk von Stephen King gelesen. Da im September der neue Film herauskommen soll, ist hier auch eine Book2Movie Rezension geplant. Bin mal gespannt, wie dieses Thema glaubwürdig cineastisch mit Spezialeffekten umgesetzt wird. Zum Buch:Ein sehr gute...
domin
domin rated it
great book that is better than the shining
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 IT Review
Despite rating this book five stars, I do not think it is perfect. While I do not often agree with the common notion that Stephen King overwrites, his penchant for logorrhea is on full-display in this 1200 page-long novel, released in 1986. There are multiple scenes that could have been cut out (inc...
The Book Gourmet
The Book Gourmet rated it
2.0 It by Stephen King
I was among those who watched this when it came out as a miniseries. I was definitely too young to watch the miniseries, which proved itself when I kept inspecting out bathroom sink for any signs of blood for months afterwards. Anyway, with the movie coming out (which I probably won’t go see), I bec...
Filling the shelf
Filling the shelf rated it
5.0
One of my favorite books of all time. You'll feel as if you're friends with the "loser's club" and miss them when the book ends.
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