Questions tagged [it]

Questions about "IT", a horror novel written by Stephen King. The story revolves around a shape-shifting monster who terrorizes the state of Maine and a group of children who attempt to stop it. Questions about this novel should be tagged with [stephen-king].

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In “It”, was Derry, Maine said to be named after Derry or Londonderry?

This might seem like a really obscure question, but it's somewhat significant, because whether the city in Northern Ireland is called "Derry" or "Londonderry" is a contentious political issue. I re-...
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Bowers and Huggins and Criss, oh my!

From the passage in the book where Bill gets into Derry and is riding a cab to meet Mike I believe, the phrase "Bowers and Huggins and Criss, oh my!" stood out to me: As the cab moved ...
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Why does Pennywise Kill Patrick Hockstetter?

In Stephen King's IT, we are introduced to some particularly evil characters such as Beverley's husband Tom Rogan, Henry Bowers, and most notably Patrick Hockstetter. King delves into this maniacal, ...
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Why is It afraid of birds?

In IT (1986), Stan Uris is attacked near Derry light house by Pennywise. He is able to survive this attack by just speaking the names of several birds and It is just taken aback. For some reason ...
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Why does Stanley Uris react so gruesomely to It returning?

Stephen King's novel IT concerns a group of children who confronted an evil entity haunting their town -- and their reunion twenty-five years later to face the being again for the final time. Early ...