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Stephen King: It

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by SFG75, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. The Hitcher

    The Hitcher New Member

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    Strange. I hated The Stand on film. They are making a new version of It on film. It is supposed to be told through the eyes of a different character. Beverly I believe
     
  2. Libra6Poe

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    Really? That would be awesome. Where did you hear this? Link me please.

    Speaking of Bev... how come no one has said anything about the end?
    The fact that she has sex with everyone so that they can all re-bond & find their way out of the tunnels?
    When I first read "It" that part really freaked me out.
     
  3. SFG75

    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    A new film version? Really?
     
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    I loved Stephen Kings 'IT', i couldn't put it down. Why do film makers have to ruin good books
     
  5. Libra6Poe

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    Turtle

    Now let's talk about the Turtle. What exactly do you think he is? Is he God? A god? Is he good? bad? What role does he play?

    In the Dark Tower:
    There is a turtle. The turtle of enormous girth that holds the weight of the earth on his back. Is this the same turtle in It? It's definitely possible considering the stuttering Robot named Bill in book VII.
    . Just a thought.

    Discuss.

    :p
     
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    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    Ahh!, can't believe that I missed both posts up this piont Libre, do forgive my inattentiveness.:eek:

    The turtle struck me as an equal power to It, though perhaps it's weaker, passive brother in regards to desire to influence what goes on in the world. Perhaps it's some trinitarian idea?

    I will definitely be keeping an eye out for the remake, should be awesome. I'd like to see Jack Nicholson as the clown in the gutter.

    Helllooooooo Georgie!"

    :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    NB: Spoilers ahead. I can't be bothered with multiple spoiler tags, so skip this if you haven't read it.

    I was surprised that no-one had mentioned the Bev factor as well. Although, I didn't mention it either, so there you go.

    As for the turtle (or, The Turtle) I always got the impression that he/she/it was a god-like entity, but one without much vested interest in the world of humans. Didn't he accidentally vomit up the universe? I haven't read it for a few months, and I always zoom through the last section, so I may be off the mark here.

    Also, isn't there talk of a higher power than the turtle and It? Something that lives beyond the edge of existence where Bill almost falls? Arrgggh, this memeory of mine. I'll have to read it again.

    I have to say that some of my favourite sections of the novel are the Derry interludes where Mike discusses the history of the town. The disappearances of the entire population, crazy woodsmen going to town with an axe, dads eating poison mushrooms. The fire at the Black Spot is fantastic. I'd read it as a short story in its own right.
     
  9. Anamnesis

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    Really? I thought most of them just dragged on. It felt like King inserted the interludes just to make the novel bigger. I was moved by the last one and found it sad how
    they would end up forgetting each other and what happened
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    My favorite aspect of the novel was the scene transitions. Even though King used this trick too often I liked how a scene taking place in the past would fade right into a scene in the present.

    So yeah . . . good book although after a while I just wanted to finish It and move on to something else. I probably would have enjoyed it better had King not chosen 1,090 pages to tell his story.
     
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    There is a higher power than the turtle, it is called Gan, also the turtle is a minor deity, there are other deities like the turtle in The Dark Tower.
     
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    And I would be sad if there were any less pages.
     
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    I read it and didn't like it at all
     
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    Both a fan of the book and the movie. I saw somewhere they may be making a new film. Its a classic book and still interesting today to read.
     
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    I read IT when it first came out in 1986. After all the hype I decided to reread the book before I saw the movie. After retreading the book I realized how much I forgot and how much I enjoyed the book. However, after seeing the movie I was very dissapointed in the movie.
     
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    I like the stand by stephen king better then his other books its more creepy
     

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