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Needful Things
Needful Things
Author: Stephen King
A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless.
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ISBN-13: 9780451172815
ISBN-10: 0451172817
Publication Date: 7/8/1992
Pages: 752
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 539 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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page turner!
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One of King's greatest stories. I loved it!
Lindy
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What can I say? It\'s Stephen King.....scary.....far out....
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A very good book.
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In tradition of 'Salem's Lot, Stephen King writes Needful Things through the view of many characters, not just one main character, and keeps the reader guessing throughout the entire novel what will happen to which character. It works so well in Needful Things that I found myself reading madly and gaping my mouth many times. Truly a gruesome and horrifying experience, in Needful Things, King creates great characters, Alan Pangborn, Norris Ridgewick, Polly Chalmers, Nettie Cobb, Hugh Priest, Ace Merrill, John LaPointe, and maybe the best villian he has ever created in Leland Gaunt. The way he makes Gaunt so low key and friendly, and evil at the same time is wonderful. He also ties in all his other novels which have taken place in Castle Rock such as Cujo, The Dead Zone, and the novella The Body, very well. Sure, you'll be flipping back to see what character did what to whom when the novel takes its turning points, but that's the fun of it. How King can write so many things in 700 pages and keep the reader hooked and interested. And of course, the ending in which evil does not fully lose. God I love that! Needful Things, one of Stephen King's most entertaining books. A must read!
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Oh, very good! Looks right inside you, finds out what your weakness is, and destroys you (and everyone around you) through it. As usual, King's "horror" stories have a much deeper side if you can look through the scare to find it. The message is there!
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Another great book from Stephen King.
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