Needful Things by Stephen King

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I’ve read a few Stephen King books in the past, but not too many. To be honest, my opinions on the books I had previously read ranged from indifference to dislike, so I was a bit uncertain on how I’d feel about this one. I decided to read Needful Things because I loved the show “Castle Rock”, which is loosely based on Stephen Kings’ works.

Needful Things takes place in Castle Rock, Maine, which is the setting for several of King’s stories. It’s a sleepy little town. At least, it would be if it hadn’t been the site of some seriously bizarre violent happenings over the years. Leland Gaunt, a charming man, comes to town and opens a store called “Needful Things”. It seems to be a curio shop, or an odd antique store. People from the town start coming in and, luckily for them, find the thing they most…

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9 thoughts on “Needful Things by Stephen King

  1. This was my fav King book as a kid. Read it waaaaaayyyy back in HS. This was tops for me over The Stand and IT. For some reason I thought this was more scary. And once the end of the book came the pace just picked up speed and never slowed down. Such an explosive ending. I want to start a long King read going back to his first book and go through them all. I wonder if Needful Things will live your to my memory of it.

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