Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

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Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

by Stephen King

Penguin Publishing Group | July 8, 1992 | Mass Market Paperbound

Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story is rated 5 out of 5 by 5.
YOU’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE….

A wonderful new store has opened in the little town of Castle Rock, Maine. Whatever your heart’s secret desire—sexual pleasure, wealth, power, or even more precious things—it’s for sale. And even though every item has a nerve-shattering price, the owner is always ready to make a bargain.

In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 752 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 1.5 in

Published: July 8, 1992

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451172817

ISBN - 13: 9780451172815

Found in: Horror, Horror

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Hell of a Read! As someone who has read a bit of Stephen King's works, 'Needful Things'is among his best. This book is so much fun and fast-paced despite its length full of interesting small town characters. When a new store opens up with a devillish proprietor looking to trade shoddy goods in exchange for souls, the town of Castle Rock literally goes to hell. Love it and look forward to watching the director's cut of the film adaptation. Stephen King at his best!
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest book I've ever read. I'm quite young, but I'm old enough to realize what a great author Stephen King really is. His ideas and detailed writing makes me want to read every book he has ever written. It's my favourite book and I absolutely love reading it. It's my first Stephen King book and I'm enjoying it so much. I plan to read 'It' besides the fact that it has over 1000 pages. =D
Date published: 2008-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Master Piece! I really enjoyed "Needful Things". I feel this is one of the best novels I have ever read. I have watched the movie on this book, but it does not compare to the description and power that Stephen King put into this novel. Way to go Stephen - you are a brilliant writer!!
Date published: 2001-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needful Things a Necessity A necessity for all Stephen King fans, this is another homerun. An elderly (therefore harmless, right?) store merchant moves into Castle Rock and opens a new shop full of 'Needful Things' for everyone. And of course, there is something for everyone, except the price of each object is equipped with a seemingly insignificant prank. King establishes early on in the book that each townsperson is involved in some sort of conflict with one other townsperson, so by the time he introduces 'pranks' to the story, we know what will happen sooner or later. My favourite thing about this book is the fact that everything fits together like an articulate puzzle, like an episode of 'Seinfeld' without the humor. Every character is vital in the progression of each 'prank', and soon each townperson is blaming everybody and their brother, accusing them of pulling this 'prank' because they are the most likely suspect. Near the end of the book, King writes of the riots in the streets and the fighting between the townspeople in a way that we can feel the chaos around us. That's great writing! And I might add, it must have been hard for him to write this book, because he would have had to keep track of the history of every single character in order for the book to make perfect sense. And he does.
Date published: 2000-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needful Things - Best King From an avid King reader, this is the best book that he has ever written.
Date published: 1999-10-25

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Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

by Stephen King

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 752 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 1.5 in

Published: July 8, 1992

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451172817

ISBN - 13: 9780451172815

From the Publisher

YOU’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE….

A wonderful new store has opened in the little town of Castle Rock, Maine. Whatever your heart’s secret desire—sexual pleasure, wealth, power, or even more precious things—it’s for sale. And even though every item has a nerve-shattering price, the owner is always ready to make a bargain.

In this chilling novel by one of the most potent imaginations of our time, evil is on a shopping spree and out to scare you witless.

About the Author

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit,” and is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

From Our Editors

Leland Gaunt, the strange, yet charismatic proprietor of Needful Things, knows what the folks in Castle Rock, Maine, really want. What's more, he knows what they're willing to pay for the objects they desire. But eventually, the townspeople learn the hard way that the price for Mr. Gaunt's objects is just too high. Needful Things is another nerve-shattering best-seller from master storyteller Stephen King.

Editorial Reviews

“King’s best…fast-paced, well-constructed…cleverly plotted.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Tremendous…wonderful…King in top form…one of his best.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Brilliant…magnificent…grand…ranks with King's best.”—Publishers Weekly

“Sharply realized…juicy…Every word King writes is worth reading…a read in the tradition of The Stand.”—Booklist