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“When the new shop opens on Main Street in the small town of Castle Rock Maine of course it's big news, because at Needful Things there's something for everyone, a splinter from Noah's Ark, a signed '56 Sandy Koufax baseball card, a charmed egyptian artifact that eradicates all pain, but is it,...”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 »
“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
“Really enjoyed this one and was surprised by the twists and turns.”AJ Brewster wrote this review Monday, July 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This novel will make you realize that you just may not want to have everything you wish for.”Carol wrote this review Friday, June 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sometimes you have to return to a good piece of literature just to see what you may have missed the first time or to glimpse how much time can change your perception. This is one of the best (if one has to put a limit on the best) novels that King has thrown us and I found it to be better the second time around.
This one brings that trait in human nature, instant gratification, to the brink of insanity and leaves you believing that the plot isn't so far from reality.”
“I am nearing a very sad day for me.... a day in which i can say there is not a single Stephen King book i have not read.....
Presently the list can probably be counted on 1 hand...certainly on 2 including his short-story collections.
But in an effort to prolong the inevitable, I have decided to read this title again, as I read it as a young teen and always remember enjoying it.
Despite being 700+ pages...i read it in one weekend. Great book the first time reading it 15+ years ago....great book reading it through a 2nd time as well!”
“If you've ever had a manipulator in your life, this is the book to read!”Heather wrote this review Monday, May 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“**Possible spoilers ahead**
I really wanted to love this book.
I was excited to read it; I think the descriptions in it were amazing, it almost felt like you were there (and how the scenery and scents were described were great too)
However, I wished it was more supernatural.
And the part where eleven year-old Brian Rusk commits suicide really turned me off; I understand that this is fiction, that suicide happens all the time, and that he obviously was a little nutty at that point...but for a kid that young (or at all) to take their life was just upsetting.
Especially at eleven years-old.
I also thought King portrayed the religious folk (the reverends, Lester, Sally) in a negative light: naive, stupid, stereo-typical. I found this offensive. I'm usually open-minded to what I read but I felt as if King wanted to poke fun at 'the prissy and not-too-bright goody-goody religious people'
And having Sally hang herself over Lester I thought was a little crude too.
The ending was also a little bit of a let-down... I was hoping that maybe Leland Gaunt would be taken care of.
Like I said, I really wanted to like this book, in fact I wanted to love it, but it had too many things in it I didn't care for.”