Needful Things : Stephen King :For the second instalment of my Stephen King book club, my friends and I read Needful Things before watching the movie adaptation and once again, we discovered exactly why he is the one true King of horror. So, what is it all about? The shop sells curios and antiques which appear to be a steal but inevitably come with a heavy price. Intriguing right? First of all, the premise is wonderful. I love the idea of the Devil being bored and going place to place selling cursed goodies to unsuspecting punters. These items hold no significance to anyone other than the intended victim as each item is chosen specifically based on that individuals NEED.
Book & Movie Review: Needful Things by Stephen King.
ALL those things you covet AND Mr. SOON after the many well-defined characters make their purchases The ending is definitely explosive, but not particularly frightening Gaunt likes to collect. Fast read for pages.
Needful Things is the 30th book published by Stephen King; it was his 25th novel, and the 20th novel written under his own name. The book was published by Viking in October of The story starts out in first person with the narrator greeting the reader and moves to third-person, introducing each of the book's diverse cast of characters and their complicated histories. Castle Rock's citizens then begin to come into Needful Things, each of them drawn by an item they want more than anything else. One person after another buys the treasures he has in stock, paying surprisingly low prices and performing small "favors" pranks at his request.
Needful Things is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. It is the first novel King wrote after his rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction. It was made into a film of the same name in which was directed by Fraser C. A new shop named "Needful Things" opens in the town of Castle Rock, Maine, sparking the curiosity of its citizens. The proprietor, Leland Gaunt, is a charming elderly gentleman who always seems to have an item in stock that is perfectly suited to any customer who comes through his door. The prices are surprisingly low, considering the merchandise — such as a rare Sandy Koufax baseball card, a carnival glass lampshade, and a fragment of wood believed to be from Noah's Ark — but he expects each customer also to play a little prank on someone else in Castle Rock. Gaunt knows about the long-standing private grudges, arguments, and feuds between the various townspeople, and the pranks are his means of forcing them to escalate until the whole town is eventually caught up in madness and violence.