Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Needful Things
Needful Things | Stephen King
YOUVE BEEN HERE BEFORE. A wonderful new store has opened in the little town of Castle Rock, Maine. Whatever your hearts secret desiresexual pleasure, wealth, power, or even more precious thingsits 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.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
quote
Billie84
Needful Things | Stephen King

“The trust of the innocent is the liar‘s most useful tool.”

review
keithlafo
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

I‘ve always been intrigued by the fact that King considers this a comedy — especially considering how dark it gets in spots. From my perspective, this is a great example of rising tension, and proves King‘s ability to tear apart the world he‘s created in a grotesquely entertaining way.

TrishB One of my faves. 3w
Cathythoughts This is the first SK I read & I loved it 3w
12 likes2 comments
blurb
WhatWouldJaneDo
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Spooky Halloween reading with my little goblin Polly 🙀

Leftcoastzen 😻 4w
26 likes1 comment
review
Addison_Reads
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

#Screamathon #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks @4thhouseontheleft

It's been several years since I read this book and I felt it was time to finally revisit. I noticed so many details this time around that I didn't before.

Gaunt makes such a great character and the psychological manipulation is handled so well. This is still one of my top 10 King reads.

vivastory This is going to be the final King that I read this year. Really looking forward to it 4w
Addison_Reads @vivastory I look forward to seeing what you think once you finish. I really enjoy King's Castle Rock stories and this made me want to re-read the others set there. 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
38 likes3 comments
blurb
aperfectmjk
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Still working on Needful Things 🙄

Adding the last 6:49:27 to the #20in4Readathon. Then Hoping to finish off Horrorstor before the end of the week. Fingers crossed 🤞

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
Clwojick Horrorstor. So weird, but so so good! 1mo
28 likes2 comments
blurb
aperfectmjk
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
GHABI4ROSES I cannot remember if I have read that one. Do you love it? I have my copy right here, just waiting... 1mo
TheSpineView Haven't read yet. Hope you enjoy 1mo
Addison_Reads This is a favorite of mine that I'm currently rereading. I can't wait to see what you think. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 1mo
32 likes4 comments
blurb
CoffeeNBooks
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

#20in4 starts now!
I'm starting with 📚 Needful Things,
but also plan to keep reading 📚 The Lying Game.
Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊👍 4mo
55 likes1 comment
blurb
CoffeeNBooks
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

#JulyJourneys
Needful Things: The Last #Castle Rock Story
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Loved all the Castle Rock books 📚❤️📚 - great choice 4mo
Lsmoore43 I love Stephen King books! 4mo
vivastory I have this on my TBR, I've heard it's one of his best 4mo
58 likes3 comments
review
TheNeverendingTBR
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

I've now made this my 57th King read, it's a great book and the writing is excellent!

The whole book seemed to be a build up to what was going to happen with thd Needful Things store and it's owner and when the ending came around it was far too abrupt and limited to a few pages.

Other than that it was a enjoyable, atmospheric, character driven book.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3146359678?type=review#...

🙋‍♂️

Jari-chan One of my favourite Kings! 5mo
98 likes1 comment
review
Hestapleton
Needful Things | Stephen King
Pickpick

I love Stephen King and I love Castle Rock. That is all. #20in4 one chunkster down!

blurb
Hestapleton
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

I had been listening to MEET ME IN MONACO, but work is making me feel stabby 🔪 so we‘re switching gears over here and hoping Stephen King helps me channel my rage away from my coworkers 😂

review
AlisBookNookCorner
Needful Things | Stephen King
Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐ https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/04/03/needful-things-by-stephen-king/

In the small town of Castle Rock a new shop has opened, leaving the towns people to wonder what this new shop holds. Haunted by their new possessions, each person is lead to madness by Mr. Gaunts "prices to pay." A true chilling tale of the what materialism can lead to. A must read!

blurb
AlisBookNookCorner
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

I am a huge King fan, after his newest novel I couldn't resist going and reading/rereading some of his other work. I feel a King binge coming on. I surprisingly never read this one. So far it has been a true page-turner! King never disappoints with his work.

Cathythoughts This is the first King I read in our Bookclub... loved it ! I think I‘ll try Later 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
AlisBookNookCorner I really enjoyed Later! It was short but packed a punch.
8mo
NikkiM5 Needful Things is very good 👍🏾 8mo
32 likes3 stack adds3 comments
blurb
Jessieleah
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Hubby‘s little surprise this morning 💝 #happyvalentines

LeahBergen How cute! 9mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Love it!! Way to go him! 👏 ❤️ 9mo
18 likes2 comments
review
wildwoodreads
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

This book does not get the hype it deserves! It is so good! I‘m super happy to be back in Castle Rock. I didn‘t realize how much I missed Stephen Kings writing. Needful Things was a great read.

My full review: https://readinginthewildwood.com/2021/01/15/needful-things-by-stephen-king-revie...

NikkiM5 This is a great one. And the miniseries was fun too (edited) 10mo
83 likes1 comment
blurb
WOWreader
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Stephen King is my favorite author

9 likes1 stack add
review
NatalieR
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

Stephen King has an amazing knack for writing about entire towns. In Needful Things, he thoroughly develops a town full of characters with drama, “pranks,” and murder. Leland Gaunt arrives to Castle Rock and opens a store where he knows everyone is willing to pay a price for something they want. #MountTBR

TheDaysGoBy I enjoyed this one a lot! The Dark Half has some of the same characters (since it was written before Needful Things). I liked that too but enjoyed Needful Things more probably 11mo
BarkingMadRun Such a good book! 11mo
NatalieR @TheDaysGoBy Yes! I liked that he incorporated characters from his previous books. Even Ace Merrill from The Body ( Stand By Me). 11mo
104 likes3 comments
blurb
wildwoodreads
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

I don‘t have a big tbr this month. I think I‘m still recovering from the holiday season. Unfortunately, my brain hasn‘t returned to the real world. Plus, the books that I do have planned are chunks, so it will probably take me a minute to read them. Here‘s to hoping that audiobooks will save my number count this month. What are you reading this month?

🌲My full tbr post is at readinginthewildwood.com🌲

wildwoodreads @Milara I‘m 100 pages in. It‘s so good. It‘s subtle but terrifying. 11mo
Cathythoughts I loved Needful Things 11mo
jessinikkip Oh gosh Needful Things is such a favorite of mine 11mo
wildwoodreads @Cathythoughts I‘m super impressed so far! 11mo
wildwoodreads @jessinikkip I think it‘s going to be a favorite of mine! 11mo
80 likes5 comments
blurb
wildwoodreads
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Happy New Year! It‘s time to set our reading goals, littens. What do you guys have planned?

My reading goals: https://readinginthewildwood.com/2021/01/01/my-2021-reading-goals/

MartinaLove I plane on finally reading two books by Stephen King that I have been eyeing for the past year, read a book by Jane Austen and read Truthwitch. I have the first 3 books but I haven't read one yet. 😂 11mo
71 likes1 comment
review
Valebecerrat
Needful Things | Stephen King
Pickpick

Good book! A lot of characters but easy to read❤️

blurb
dariazeoli
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

I can‘t believe I started my #chronologicalkingread over 4 years ago! Finally decided to add it to my reading spreadsheet. This year has been entirely too low on King. 2020 continues to be 💩

CocoReads That‘s an amazing spreadsheet. I‘ve never tried to read king in chronological order. Might be something to try sometime. It‘s a bit daunting though. 13mo
TheBookHippie This is amazing. With you on the shit show 😫 13mo
BoleyBooks I started out strong, but now find myself skipping ahead. I just finished It for the first time. I‘m super curious about Rose Madder and Duma Key. Needful Things is one of my favorites. 13mo
43 likes3 comments
review
TamTracy
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

Loved it! I‘ve been a fan of Stephen King since I was a teen but now I‘m going back and reading a lot that I missed out on. I‘m thoroughly enjoying myself and this one is no exception! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB One of my faves 👍🏻 13mo
Cathythoughts The first SK I ever read .... loved it 13mo
72 likes1 stack add2 comments
quote
dariazeoli
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Bklover Yep. 13mo
Megabooks Pretty much. 13mo
Reggie Did you read the article today that is making it harder for certain visas to be renewed. It covers all the foreign medical residents who are on the frontline of all the Covid response in hospitals. It‘s pretty disgusting. 13mo
38 likes3 comments
blurb
Jari-chan
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Thank you very much for the tag @BookwormAHN

1. I used to play tennis as a kid. Now I just work out. But every now and then I enjoy watching different kinds of sport. My favourite athlete is Megan Rapinoe.

2. I am grateful for my hubbie, my home and my work - my actual life tbh. ❤ Right now I'm thankful for the ceasing of my neck pain.

I tag whoever wants to be tagged 😁

blurb
Sharpeipup
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

I know it‘s not thursday but I missed this one yesterday.
1. After my uncle‘s death, his TV would turn on randomly despite not being plugged in.
2. All the Littens
#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon

Cosmos_Moon I‘ve heard of others who have had the TV turn on when it was not plugged in. So weird! 1y
19 likes1 comment
review
BookwormAHN
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

As if Castle Rock doesn't have enough problems a new shop opens with the promise that it can find that special item that each of the townspeople need. The items are purchased with very little money and a favor to be paid later. What could possibly go wrong 😼
#losersclub
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#BBRC #GrowUp #FavoriteAuthor
@LibrarianRyan @Sarahreadstoomuch

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1y
TrishB Love this book ♥️ 1y
Sarahreadstoomuch ❤️❤️ 1y
cinda.marie I have this book in my tbr pile. It‘s so long, but I‘m sure it will be a good story! 😊 1y
65 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
DGRachel
Needful Things | Stephen King
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image

Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #NeedfulThings!

Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

14 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
DGRachel
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

#Just a little late this time! #LosersClub Discussion starts NOW!

Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a SPOILER. Find the post for #NeedfulThings & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag any of us & we‘ll jump in to discuss with you. See you there!

42 likes3 comments
blurb
DGRachel
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

REMINDER: This month‘s book is #NeedfulThings! Grab your copy and check back around July 18th (or, you know, when I remember to post 🤦🏻‍♀️) for open discussion! #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #ghosthostpost

41 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
paulareadsallthetime
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

Wow!!! Just...wow!! Amazing and sad what people will do for “things”.

Mistermandolin A great pick. I loved it, back in the day. Starts off with a kind of Salem‘s Lot feel to it but a more mature work in many ways. Film didn‘t quite reach the heights of the book, but nothing new there. 1y
paulareadsallthetime I am reading Salem‘s Lot next 1y
5 likes2 comments
blurb
DGRachel
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Just a reminder that June‘s #losersclub read is #NeedfulThings! Put your library holds in now, search your shelves, or buy a new copy, and check back on or about June 19th when we begin reading this one. Discussion will be in July. #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #ghosthostpost

47 likes6 comments
blurb
jessinikkip
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Thanks for the tag @ElizaMarie
1. Today it reached 80 but cooled off quick when it started storming
2. All of them! But to pick one. Hmm... Daffodils.
3. The tagged book. Or Dreamcatcher or The Book Thief

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
Tagging @anewton91 @AkashaVampie @LibrarianRyan and @SumisBooks if y'all havent already played

Eggs ❤️ Book Thief ❤️ 2y
37 likes1 comment
review
Balibee146
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

Vicious, delicious fun!!
It was always clear where this story was headed and I really enjoyed getting there.

#yearofthechunkster

Cathythoughts I agree ! Such a good read 👍🏻❤️ 2y
66 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Balibee146
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Thanks Mr King another new favourite phrase to go along with "How d' you like that happy crappy?"
???

#currentlyreading

wanderinglynn That‘s a great saying! 😂😂😂 2y
Cathythoughts We read this one for Bookclub a few years back ... we all loved it ❤️👍🏻 2y
Balibee146 @Cathythoughts really enjoying it... Hope to finish tonight after doing some boring work invoices 👍 2y
See All 6 Comments
Balibee146 @wanderinglynn I'm waiting impatiently for the chance to use it 😜 2y
Lcsmcat Oh that‘s an old Southern expression. 2y
Balibee146 @Lcsmcat i like it 👍 2y
49 likes6 comments
blurb
Balibee146
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

A combined #bookreport and #weeklyforecast as will mostly be continuing with In Progress reads before starting anything new ❤️❤️
@Cinfhen #currentlyreading

TrishB Some good ones there 👍🏻 2y
Balibee146 @TrishB all really enjoyable - wish I didn't have so much adulting to do at the moment 😂 2y
Cinfhen Adulting sucks 2y
Balibee146 @cinfhen 100%.....skiving just about to kick in 😈 2y
Cinfhen Hahahaha 2y
50 likes5 comments
blurb
Balibee146
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Just started this and already hooked...not read the previous Castle Rock novels though ooooops 😬 #sorrynotsorry #currentlyreading

vivastory I got this one for Xmas. I think there's not necessarily a chronological order to them so you can read them in any order. 2y
AmyG They are stand alone books. You don‘t have to have read the others. Enjoy his one! (edited) 2y
Balibee146 Hi @vivastory yeah I think so too. There's references to previous characters and books.. Cujo etc in the opening chapters but it works standalone... Excuse for a re read in sequence one of these days 😉😁 2y
Balibee146 Cheers @AmyG 👍 2y
TheLudicReader I read Needful Things ages ago and recall loving it. I am currently reading The Outsider and enjoying it. 2y
62 likes5 comments
review
KristenDuck
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image
Pickpick

There‘s a new store in town, and it is guaranteed to have just what you need! Be wary of the owner, Leland Gaunt. He is not exactly in the business for money.

Loved the premise of this story. However as much as I liked certain characters, I have to admit there were a few too many for my liking, some certainly forgettable.

Like most Stephen King books, this is well worth reading!

mollyrotondo I read this a long time ago and really loved it but agree with you that there are just way too many characters 2y
abandonedonearth I, too, read this many years ago, and enjoyed it. 2y
98 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
KristenDuck
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

1. I like a good thriller in winter! Hope to finish Needful Things this week!

2. My absolute favorite winter meal is chicken noodle soup with a buttered roll.

3. The weather today is sunny!

@Eggs
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs 🥣🥣 Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🤗 2y
58 likes1 comment
blurb
Samary
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Loved this story. I don‘t think it gets enough love 😁🤘

#stephenking #needfulthings #underrated

Reagan Oh boy, agree! 2y
Jessiglenn83 That‘s one of my top 3 favorites for sure!! 2y
13 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
vivastory
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Yeesh! I made out like a bandit this year! Happy Holidays indeed! 🎄📚📚🎄

Texreader Fantastic!! Merry Christmas!!🎁🎄 🎅 2y
Lucy_Anywhere A great stash! I love that copy of GoT 😍 2y
Bookzombie Happy Holidays! 2y
See All 11 Comments
Leftcoastzen Yay!Merry Christmas! 2y
LauraJ Merry Christmas! 🎄 2y
vivastory @Lucy_Anywhere It's amazing! There's both b&w & color illustrations inside. I'm going to get volume 2 this week too. 2y
Leftcoastzen I love that GoT , want volume 2 as well. 2y
readordierachel Score! Merry Christmas! 🎄👍 2y
LeahBergen You did! Merry Christmas! 😘 2y
Suet624 Congratulations!! 2y
98 likes11 comments
blurb
vivastory
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

📚 Needful Things-King
🎬 The Gift directed by & starring Joel Edgerton
🎶 The Gift-Velvet Underground
#manicmonday @JoScho

blurb
ejsmdc
Needful Things | Stephen King

🌞

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: https://goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2y
5 likes3 comments
blurb
KristenDuck
Needful Things | Stephen King
post image

Just started this one, and my kitten is snuggling up beside me to enjoy a nice book for our final day of vacation!

Stephen King has had my attention in recent months, and especially since watching Castle Rock in Hulu, I am very interested with where he is heading in Needful Things.

Only about 700 pages to go!!

JenReadsAlot My kitten and I have that same blanket! 2y
86 likes2 stack adds1 comment