Not all the fears that spring from impressionable young minds dissipate with age. Seven people gather in the small town of Derry, Maine to confront the evil that terrorized them as teenagers and haunted their adulthood. This is Mr. King's most sublimely creepy novel and no small credit goes to the fact that Pennywise the Clown is one of the author's most darkly memorable villains.
— Alden Graves
Now a major motion picture
Stephen King's terrifying, classic #1 New York Times
bestseller, "a landmark in American literature" (Chicago Sun-Times
)--about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers...an evil without a name: It
Welcome to Derry, Maine. It's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry's sewers.
Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including Bag of Bones
, Hearts in Atlantis
, and 11/22/63
. But it all starts with It
"Stephen King's most mature work" (St. Petersburg Times
will overwhelm you... to be read in a well-lit room only" (Los Angeles Times