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“The town of Castle Rock is like any other town, until a new store," Needful Things" opens up. As people go into the store, they begin to realize that the owner, a weird man named Leland Gaunt, has possessions that they have always wanted. In exchange for selling them these items, Mr. Gaunt has...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I felt like I'd read this same plot from King several times before; this version was far too bloated.”see full review » see other reviews »
“For the most part, I really enjoyed this book. A strange shop opens up in a small town, and everything that is bought comes at not just a dollar price...
I wanted to keep reading and reading this book. King kept building the story and characters so that the reader knew something big was about to happen; it was only a matter of time. Although, as I read, there seemed to be too much detail and too many character's, which made the book begin to drag a little so that it took too long to reach its climax. Oh, and sometimes King over-used cliches, but apart from that, I really enjoyed the crazy ending. King certainly knows how to go over-the-top when he writes. I love his warped imagination. There were parts where I cringed at the horror. I give Needful Things 4 stars. ”
“This is among the better novels by Stephen King that I've ever read. I think that's partly because of the portrait of a town and because many of the characters are ones you can easily care about. Their corruption, the temptations are understandable: not just a wish for power or riches or a prized possession--but, as with Polly, the surcease of pain, the promise of a normal life, as a temptation and road to perdition.
King takes a quintessential Norman Rockwell American small town, Castle Rock, Maine, and through this shop that sells "Needful Things" begins to tear the fabric of its members and the relationships between them apart and rises to a suspenseful climax I'm not going to forget for a long time.”
“Awsome book, I really love this book. I was very amazing and I recommend everyone to read it. Trust me it is worth the time and you will not regret it.”Obsessive–Compulsive Reader wrote this review Thursday, June 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Spoiler Alert !
I liked it, but the large projected shadow bird, that Alan made with his hands, and the rainbow lasers out of a magic paper flower, were hard to buy! ”
“Needful Things is a story about a small town in Maine called Castle Rock. A new shop opens up in this town and it is called Needful Things. The people are very curious by the time it is opening day because they cannot figure out what kind of merchandise this store will sell. They find out that the shop owner is a pleasurable man named Mr.Gaunt. They also find out that he sells what seems like useless junk to others but to each person there is one needful thing. Mr.Gaunt is willing to sell these items for low prices and a little prank to play on someone in the town. At first these pranks are harmless, but then the pranks get more violent and cruel and when this happens the town starts to fall apart.
I think that Needful Things is a great book for people who like a good thriller. I thought that it was a good book becuase the author did a great job at building suspense throughout the story. It is a little slow at the very begging but it gets better very quickly. I also like how there is constant action scenes becuase I do not like when books are very slow with a few action scenes. I thought that this was a great book and i would highly recommend it.”
“I felt like I'd read this same plot from King several times before; this version was far too bloated.”Pat McKay wrote this review Sunday, November 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good book, the pages turned real fast. King unveiled details in such a way that the reader wants to keep on reading to find out what is going to happen next. I loved how some of the towns people talked when they were angry, i actually laughed out loud a few times. Recommended.”Nicole D wrote this review Saturday, October 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great read!”Connie L. Kruse wrote this review Tuesday, September 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Last Castle Rock story. This is too good of a story to pass up. ”Deroche wrote this review Thursday, July 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No