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Holy Cow! I can't believe this movie didn't do so well!
So, as usual, Stephen King weaves a tale of human nature. What would you do to get anything you wanted, and what price are you willing to pay to keep it. I absolutely loved this book. I must have read it five or six times. Stephen King creates a masterpiece that combines every element of writing in this book. The characters are believable and the story is also believable. I love the way he uses smaller chapters in his books to give it a sense of anticipation.
I don't want to ruin the book for you but i'll tell you a little bit. A small town gets a new shopkeeper who is a little out of the ordinary. He sells items that everyone wants, the little boy is able to procure a baseball item that is more than just a card, it talks. Eveyone gets a special item, but is required to do something in return for it. mayhem ensues.
I'm not going to tell you anymore, but i will say this, the movie of this story was excellent and I'm suprised it didn't do as well as it should have. All in all and excellent read.
Goodbye Castle Rock
This is a wonderful book. When the Devil (AKA Leland Gaunt) opens his Needful Things shop in town, there is something for everyone if they are willing to pay the price (mainly there soul).
What kind of things praytell. Well for 11 year old Brian its a baseball card, for Polly a necklace that soothes her arthritus for Ace it's a fast car.
Strange, shortly after the shop opens, towns people who have known each other for years are starting to kill one another. Why? That's what Sheriff Panghorn wants to know.
One thing for sure. This is a wonderfully well constructed and entertaining novel. It has minimal blood and gore like in other horror novels, including those by Mr. King; however, you won't be disappointed.
Devil in the Flesh
The dull town of Castle Rock, Maine has its ordinary routines. Everyone knows each other's business and they enjoy the peace and quiet, especially after travelers who have a summer cottage leave for the fall. However, there is a new traveler in town and he's doing more than just visiting.With several items in the store window, Leland Gaunt opens 'Needful Things' which sells odds and ends that are 'one man's trash, another man's treasure.' The prices seem reasonable enough, however much is in your pocket and a promise to do a favor; to play a little prank on someone. Seems harmless... until you piss off the wrong person and things start to get out of hand.Leland Gaunt starts selling even more 'needful things' and people who want them are willing to pay any price, even if that means their souls.
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