Friday, 10 August 2012

Needful Things by Stephen King

Needful Things by Stephen King is a old but still great book I have just read as I am taking part in the summer of reading  challenge, by Tots 100.

Leland Gaunt arrives in the small town of Castle Rock and opens a store in the main street. The store is called needful things and the whole town is very curious to its contents.
People soon start to visit and find that the prices are very low which is odd considering the things are often rare.
The town folk soon find that within the store is always an item that is something that he or she, has dreamt of or desired. It could be a rare baseball card, a china figure or a healing necklace.
All Gaunt asks for is a small payment but also a tiny "deed" . This is in the form of what seems like a very innocent prank, which must be played on another person from the town.

Very soon these simple little pranks get out of control and the town starts to battle within itself.
The only person that thinks there is anything wrong is Sheriff Alan pangborn, he starts to think that Gaunt is behind the towns folks strange and increasingly violent behaviour.

This was an excellent novel which was full of interesting and detailed character's. Great plot keeping you in suspense until the last page. Great ending with everything from weird to funny and back again.
This novel also really makes you think about what would you sacrifice for you to get what you want! Would it be worth it?


  1. Sounds like an interesting book. I like Stephen King's work, I recently finished his newest one "11/22/63: A Novel".
    Your new follower,
    Terrie @

    1. Hi terrIe yes it's a great book. Not heard of this new one so I shall look for it thanks

  2. Hi! New follower from the weekend blog hop. Following you though GFC. I would love follows back.

    I love Stephen King book but it has been so long since I have picked up one of his books. This one sounds so good. I might have to check it out. Thanks!!

    Have a great weekend! Julie from Stlavonlady - a cat, girl, man and me!

    1. Hi if you like his other stuff you will enjoy this book. Movie was great as well


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