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Heyne Bücher (Jumbo), Nr.1, Es (original 1986; edition 1996)

by Stephen King

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It is a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only, in Derry, the haunting is real. They were just kids 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 none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, the evil without a name.… (more)
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Title:Heyne Bücher (Jumbo), Nr.1, Es
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Heyne (1996), Edition: N.-A., Broschiert, 860 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:englische literatur, horror, horrorliteratur

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It by Stephen King (1986)

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    Summer of Night by Dan Simmons (amyblue, msouliere)
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    Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (Locke)
    Locke: Both novels deal with themes of childhood horrors and coming of age. Both have a subtle melancholy tone!
  3. 70
    11/22/63 by Stephen King (sturlington)
    sturlington: A section of 11/22/63 is set in Derry and features characters from It.
  4. 50
    The Guardians by Andrew Pyper (lippylibrarian)
    lippylibrarian: Both books feature a group of childhood friends returning to face the horrors of their small hometown after the suicide of a close friend.
  5. 61
    Phantoms by Dean Koontz (caimanjosh)
    caimanjosh: Koontz's take on the shape-shifting monster is more scientific, less epic/supernatural, but entertaining too.
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    NOS4A2 by 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.… (more)
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    Stinger by Robert R. McCammon (Scottneumann)
  8. 31
    Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons (Scottneumann)
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    Straight on 'Til Morning by Christopher Golden (mniday)
  10. 10
    Vigilantes #1: Het teken by Gaudin (comtso)
    comtso: Des amis d'enfance, devenus adultes, se retrouvent pour affronter un ennemi de leur passé. Pour réussir, ils doivent retrouver ce en quoi ils croyaient enfants.
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    The Glister by John Burnside (Jthierer)
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    Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist (2810michael)
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    Floating Dragon by Peter Straub (sturlington)
    sturlington: Both are about a small town infected by an evil influence.
  14. 12
    The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott (ShelfMonkey)
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3.5 ( )
  Jonez | Oct 24, 2019 |
A tome, but a brilliant read! ( )
  MoniqueSnyman | Oct 3, 2019 |
4.5 stars ( )
  ssteinbr | Sep 21, 2019 |
"...like a skydiving child falling chutelessly from its mother's womb"
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  Adammmmm | Sep 10, 2019 |
Exceptionally disturbing. Neither movie holds a candle to the terror of the book. In the book, King is able to spend more time building apprehension into unease, unease into anxiety, anxiety into fear, and fear into full-on nightmarish terror. The character development is flawless, and integral to the terror because in knowing the character as intimately as It does, you are better able to understand how deeply It's attacks wound each character. There is also considerably more time spent on the childhood portion of the story, and the insidious, poisonous things It inflicted upon main and side characters alike, giving the reader a better sense of what atrocities the monster is capable of, and It's terrible purpose.

HIGHLY recommended for horror-lovers. It is a classic of the genre for a reason. ( )
1 vote Samberry | Aug 3, 2019 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
King, Stephenprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dobner, TullioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giusti, RobertCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Körber, JoachimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reinhardt, Alexandra vonÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekiaro, IlkkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rekiaro, PäiviTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
"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
Dedication
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.
First words
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.
Quotations
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
real grip on the thing”
“We lie
best when we lie to ourselves.”
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Seven children band together to fight a creature that has been feeding off the fears of the people in the small town of Derry for generations.
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