*spoilers* What Is Your Favorite Part Of It?

Discussion in 'IT' started by TheTurtle, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. TheTurtle

    TheTurtle Member

    *Warning *Spoilers ahead*


    I love all the back stories of Derry. I also love the smoke hole scene.
    These are two of many, many more. So what about everyone else?
     
  2. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I really liked the 'far back' back stories, the black spot and the outlaws massacre. I also liked the damn building and other club house scenes because they got to be just kids doing kids stuff, may sound sad, but I felt genuine happiness for them in those moments.
     
  3. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    There's so many! It's a long story! I like when Mike is in the truck w/his old man and Will tells him to hold on, that they're going to wind this...what was the word?...baby? sucker?...he says something like hold on Mikey we gone wind this baby up we gone make some birds run for cover! Then they take off the back wheels spitting dirt and clay and they're both jouncing up and down on the sofa-seat in side the open cab and laughing like fools. They harvest rocks. The truck gets stuck a time or two.
     
  4. kingzeppelin

    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    One of my fav's, and like all you guys I have many, is Georgie's conversation with Pennywise having just lost his boat;
    “Want your boat, Georgie?' Pennywise asked. 'I only repeat myself because you really do not seem that eager.' He held it up, smiling. He was wearing a baggy silk suit with great big orange buttons. A bright tie, electric-blue, flopped down his front, and on his hands were big white gloves, like the kind Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck always wore.

    Yes, sure,' George said, looking into the storm drain.


    And a balloon? I've got red and green and yellow and blue...'

    Do they float?'

    Float?' The clown’s grin widened. 'Oh yes, indeed they do. They float! And there’s cotton candy...'

    George reached.

    The clown seized his arm.

    Portrayed brilliantly by Tim Curry in the movie, wonderful.:horror:

     
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  5. TheTurtle

    TheTurtle Member

    Love the Black Spot story and the Bradley Gang scene. This book should have just been called "Derry" :)
     
  6. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Why Chew Through The Restraints?

    ...the Barrens...I too was a lonely wanderer as a child, and that placed called to me...only without the balloons and clown suit...
     
  7. Autumnlyn

    Autumnlyn BOOYA!

    For some reason, I've always loved the Apocalyptic Rock Fight part. The Losers gaining their final member, standing up to Butch, the pure imagery of the chapter. <3
     
  8. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor Well-Known Member

    My favorite line from any SK work:
    “Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward life with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand. All the rest is darkness.”

    As far as parts of the novel, there are so many it is hard to list them all, but two really stand out. Being overweight as a child and defeating it as an adult, I have always related to Ben's character. I believe that is a part of the widespead appeal of this book . . . so many of us can identify with at least one of the Losers in our own childhoods.

    The scene that tends to jump out at me is when Henry gets a ride from his old friends in a certain vehicle we know all too well.
     
  9. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    The scene I could read over and over (and HAVE read over and over) is the last day of school when Ben walks to the library and writes the haiku. Something about the description of his wandering mind and puppy love just warms me to my toes.
     
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  10. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    As for my favorite scary scene, the blood from the sink and the demise of Patrick Hockstetter get me every time.
     
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  11. Riot87

    Riot87 I has Pyrokinesis

    There are too many lol but i'll name a few.

    When Mike gets in a situation with the giant bird that was crazy.
    The smoke hole part when they go back in time to see IT'S arrival.
    The wild rock fight between The losers and Henry Bowers & friends
    The whole Bradley gang scene/shootout was awesome
    When the final battles with The losers and IT underneath the town
     
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  12. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Pretty much all of IT.
     
  13. QuasiRus

    QuasiRus Active Member

    Nearly agree with Claire,
    but imho the ending is especially brilliant. It sort of filled me with the light, taking all breath away as if I were Bill, riding Silver... "Hi-yo Silver, AWAYYYYYYY!" There is a light waiting for you even after facing the the darkest nightmares you considered immortal, just hi-yo, Silver, away...
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    The first page after not having read IT for a few years.
     
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  15. QuasiRus

    QuasiRus Active Member

    ...also the dead lights and the void from the Chud ritual...they were so goddamn metaphysical, a touch of eternity to a mortal mind - feels fascinating, it's one more thing, being especially attractive for me in [science] fiction.
     
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  16. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Christ, what a question. What is not to like in this book. But if i have to chose... The building of the dam, the rockFight, The Smokehole and when beverly is teaching Richie how to handle a jojo (or what is it in english, you know the thing thats goes up and down on a string) .. These are favourites out of favourites but it is like to say which part of the strawberry you like best.
     
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  17. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    A "yo-yo" in English... :)
     
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  18. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Oh, thanks. You suddenly gets unsure about little items like that.:a11:
     
  19. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Never feel bad... I would be proud if I could communicate in another language. :)
     
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  20. PanLoki

    PanLoki Member

    The book, I believe, is way beyond a simple horror novel. It explains a lot, I think, about a very specific part of American society and culture. I loved all the allusions to US pop culture, bands hardly ever mentionned nowadays but that were glories in the 50s, the comic-books stuff and the Muppets quoted, including the History Textbook aspect of IT. It is quite complete, I believe.
    From a technical point of view, I have this theory that one of the amazing appeals of the book lies in its apparent composition as a series of short-stories that ultimately mingle together. Every story, one after the other, fits with the previous ones, and somehow create a bigger and more powerful whole. In this respect, I think the structure is simply brilliant - and some details are I think extremely complex in the sense that they make you sit and think (the dirty magazine the Losers find in the house on Neibolt street for instance).
    On the purely horror part, and all gruesomeness aside, I think the murder of Patrick's little brother is one of the creepiest page I've ever read. Putting the reader inside a psychopath's brain is a tour de force in itself. Stan's confrontation with the dead boy also scares the bejesus out of me every time.
    But I also think that IT is a magnificent novel in many other more psychological aspects. Emotionally speaking, and I would not like to sound too much of a sissy here, I was on the verge of shedding a few tears during the description of Bill's emotions right after Geroge's death, when his parents seem to lose all interest in him. Same thing during the beginning of the Ritual of Chud, when Stan breaks into tears because of the dirt rather than the fright. I also found excellent the depiction of "love" around twelve years old, especially from Ben's point of view. The descriptions in the Grownups part reach, in my opinion, perfection. How is it possible to describe two different moments of the same town at the same time, from the point of view of someone who comes back twenty-seven years later? Looks like a puzzle to me, yet SK manages it brilliantly. I relate strongly to Mike: his role as a watchful eye left behind, the fact that he is a kind of bringer of bad tidings, his calm modesty, all these aspects of his character make me think of him as a true hero in the background.
    Moreover, IT makes me think. Mile-high. On the meaning of age, the sense of memory, the power of imagination, the "special way we have of looking the other way", and above all the concept of IT having an unthinkable "real" shape that everyone eludes behind his subjective point of view. Husserl would have loved it (if I may presume so).
     

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