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Stephen King
Format Mass Market Paperback
Dimensions 4.35 (w) x 6.89 (h) x 1.65 (d)
Pages 1104
Publisher Penguin Group (USA)
Publication Date August 1987
ISBN 9780451169518
Book ISBN 10 0451169514
About Book

They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror within their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name...


Library Journal

The amazingly prolific King returns to pure horror, pitting good against evil as in The Stand and The Shining. Moving back and forth between 1958 and 1985, the story tells of seven children in a small Maine town who discover the source of a series of horrifying murders. Having conquered the evil force once, they are summoned together 27 years later when the cycle begins again. As usual, the requisite thrills are in abundance, and King's depiction of youngsters is extraordinarily accurate and sympathetic. But there is enough material in this epic for several novels and stories, and the excessive length and numerous interrelated flashbacks eventually become wearying and annoying. Nevertheless, King is a born storyteller, and It will undoubtedly be in high demand among his fans. BOMC main selection. Eric W. Johnson, Univ. of Bridgeport Lib., Ct.

St. Petersburg Times

King's most mature work.

Chicago Sun-Times

A great book

Los Angeles Herald Examiner

King is our great storyteller.

Chicago Sun-Times

A landmark in American literature.

Los Angeles Times

It will overwhelm you... Characters so real you feel you are reading about yourself...Scenes to be read in a well-lit room only!