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ISBN13: 9780451172815
ISBN10: 0451172817
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YOUVE BEEN HERE BEFORE….

A wonderful new store has opened in the little town of Castle Rock, Maine. Whatever your hearts secret desire—sexual pleasure, wealth, power, or even more precious things—its 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.

Synopsis:

In King's #1 bestselling book, the master of the horror genre takes readers to his famous fictional town for one final visit. A wonderful new store has opened in Castle Rock, Maine. It's a place where you can get anything your heart desires--sexual pleasure, wealth, power . . . but for a nerve-shattering price. "Ranks with King's best!"--Publishers Weekly.

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A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. 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, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

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Guardsman Bass, May 29, 2006 (view all comments by Guardsman Bass)
"Needful Things" is a quintessential Stephen King horror story, incorporating a number of themes observed in other King novels, including the idea of a "demonic plaguebearer" descending on a hapless group of people, and the use of white magic and 'taking a stand' against evil.

The plot centers around the town of Castle Rock, where a new store has opened. Called "Needful Things", it is run by the enigmatic proprietor Leland Gaunt, and seems to provide, at outrageously low prices, items that make the dreams come true for its customers. As the plot progresses, however, Gaunt's more sinister motives and character become apparent, along with the shocking finale to the novel that brings all of the horror unleashed to a climax rarely matched even in King novels.

What distinguishes the novel, other than its distinctive themes, are the realistic characters, and the complex systems of interaction between them in the town of Castle Rock. At times, this is a bit of a disadvantage to the reader, since it appears to take the novel a considerable amount of time to get the plot moving. However, it also allows us to observe the subtlety of the evil that Mr. Gaunt unleashes on the unsuspecting village, and the dark motives that underly each of the people in the town beneath a homely exterior.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451172815
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Maine
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
King, stephen, 1947-
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
Castle rock (me.: imaginary place)
Subject:
Castle Rock (Me. : Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Castle Rock
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror tales
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
PMS 31
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
6.94x4.20x1.63 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , In King's #1 bestselling book, the master of the horror genre takes readers to his famous fictional town for one final visit. A wonderful new store has opened in Castle Rock, Maine. It's a place where you can get anything your heart desires--sexual pleasure, wealth, power . . . but for a nerve-shattering price. "Ranks with King's best!"--Publishers Weekly.
"Synopsis" by , A new store has opened in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. It has whatever your heart desires...if you're willing to pay the price. 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.
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