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- Listening Length: 25 hours and 11 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 30 Aug. 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00943CBT2
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Needful Things is set in the town of Castle Rock, Maine, and a new shop of the title's name has just opened, and folks are intrigued by what the store has to offer. Business is flowing for the owner Mr Leland Gaunt, but soon all these happy customers will find they are paying for more than just their possessions.
This story is fantastic in the way that mixes affection with the malice of the whole theme. Much like The Shining, there is almost an elemental of reality in here, and I find the concept of seeing how far people will go to have their needful thing just spectacular.
There's dozens and dozens of characters throughout each with their own identifying features including the three main characters - The Sheriff Alan Pangborn, the girlfriend Polly Chalmers and the charming yet mysterious Leland Gaunt - and with such a huge story its just manageable to remember them all.
Of course, since this is a Stephen King novel, the violence here is absolutely of the richter scale, old grudges come to heads, friendships fall apart and religious beliefs become more than war of words. The images are really good, spot on in fact, that it can paint an image of these scenarios in the reader's mind.
I think as I went through the book, I felt a mixture of happiness, terror, sadness and curiosity, but there was a moment where I didn't feel hooked and did not enjoy it.
Buy this now ! :-) after all 'EVERYTHING IS FOR SALE'
The story centres aroud a mysterious man who opens a shop in a little town selling unusual things. (who is he ?)Without giving the plot away let's say his pleasant exterior hides evil intentions which set the towns people against each other.The novel itself is a gathering of a number of smaller stories that all centre around this man and his shop. The ending fits in well which I think gives it its five stars instead of four.
If you like horror that is traditional and yet takes place in a contemporary setting you should find NEEDFUL THINGS meet your NEEDS.
When people come to buy their hearts desires, the only caveat is that they must play a trick on someone. This leads to murder and mayhem. Can the Sheriff stop it?
This is a really creepy book by the US master of horror.
As well as the frankly gory scenes you find in King's works, he can also be extremely comical, as for example in how he describes the pet at Nan's place. ................................."a scrofulous parrot who sometimes said, ' I f.....d your mamma, Frank' in a morose and thoughtful voice............................"
Stephen King can really use the English language; so well that you think it would be easy to write as he does!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stephen King is the master of suspense so that it is impossible toi put the book down. Another triumph by the masterPublished 5 months ago by Layla Hughes
Good stuff! A convoluted story with twists and turns. Easy to read... need more time to finish it!Published 6 months ago by Marc
It's very good how Stephen King keeps the reader involved in his writing. I liked it. There was much more detail here than in the film. That's what I really liked most of all.Published 7 months ago by Cas Allas Mazda
At the heart of this book is the evil that people inflict on others in the name of personal gain. Whilst our villain has supernatural abilities without the ordinary everyday... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Minkymoo
It's very creepy this book. Plays on people's insecurities and dislikes of others culminating in absolute hatred and the revenge they take out on each other. Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. Bullen