Needful Things - Stephen King

Needful Things

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Horror
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 124 Ratings)


Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return.

The town of Castle Rock, Maine has seen its fair share of oddities over the years, but nothing is as peculiar as the little curio shop that’s just opened for business here. Its mysterious proprietor, Leland Gaunt, seems to have something for everyone out on display at Needful Things…interesting items that run the gamut from worthless to priceless. Nothing has a price tag in this place, but everything is certainly for sale. The heart’s desire for any resident of Castle Rock can easily be found among the curiosities…in exchange for a little money and—at the specific request of Leland Gaunt—a whole lot of menace against their fellow neighbors. Everyone in town seems willing to make a deal at Needful Things, but the devil is in the details. And no one takes heed of the little sign hanging on the wall: Caveat emptor. In other words, let the buyer beware…


  • Slow at first but gets good fast

    By Angry slushee
    The start of the book is slow but when it gets good it gets good fast! you will be reading ten times faster just so you can get to the next page.
  • Don't Blame The Book!

    By Edweird
    Giving the book a low rating only hurts the book, not the intentions of what the publisher is (supposedly) doing. Don't take your bitterness for the publisher out on a wonderful story just to make your point. You're making the book the victim here.
  • It's not a new book!!

    By Marnishi
    I loved this book and the movie based on it!! I would give the book itself a 5 star rating. But it's not a new book!!! King is one of my favorite authors!! This seems like a publishers grab for more money based on the popularity of the author! One star for this review, not on books value as great read, but as a money grab! Shame!!