My first, and still my favourite, of Stephen King's novels. I love the way the chapters switch from one scene to another, keeping the suspense going as I yearn to find out what happens next. A real page turner - and what characters! I've met so many of them in real life - beautifully drawn.
I keep thinking about this book - there's a now-vacant shop a couple of hundred yards from where I live. It used to be the worst Chinese takeaway in the whole town (it actually had one star, and god knows how it got that) till it closed nearly a year ago. It has evidently changed hands, but the refurbishment has been as slow as it is intriguing. A few weeks back, workmen came in and dug out a deep trench (they were at least waist-deep) through the shop, and a huge quantity of flexible metal trunking of huge diameter (a couple of feet at least) were laid in the trench. Now the windows have been whitewashed, so its future use is still a mystery.
I expect I'll eventually find out it's something very ordinary, but as I walk past, it's great to imagine that it might sell Needful Things!
Needful Things is one of my favorites. I think a re-read is in order!
I went to the places in the movie Needful Things. It was filmed in Gibson's Landing, British Columbia.
Yep ...and I was in Molly's Reach.
So to get back to the topic of Derry - even in his book 11/22/63 he visits Derry and says it was a spooky creepy place with a bad vibe.
The first time I read 11/22/63 I had not read "It" yet so I did not get the references to !
I think he sort of based Derry a little bit on Bangor Maine? Even the people who went to the KingKon last summer said it seemed like a weird place