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About The Novel

Discussion in 'Needful Things' started by CM Bertellotti, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. sam peebles

    sam peebles Well-Known Member

    I'm the same way. I've read most of King's works at least twice (sometimes three or four times), but there're a few still out there that I haven't, and I'm in no rush to get to them. It's nice to know there's a couple of novels I'm almost guaranteed to love, and they're patiently waiting for me.
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  2. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    I gotta say, most of my favorite books from king are when he just jacks up an entire town. Maybe it's the (super)natural disaster feel of them. Salem's lot, tommyknockers, needful things, to some extent It . . .nobody can build up a whole town just to tear it down quite like king. Also the stand is another favotite, which was the worldwide version
  3. hliasdio

    hliasdio Active Member

    Dont now if you have read it by now. If not try it. Needfull things and salems lot are my favority! Both have perfect characters that you will love, and the most epic ending!
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  4. MikiM

    MikiM Active Member

    OK, I may have noticed an error in this book. In The Dark Half, Pangborn's sons are Toby and Todd. In Needful Things, they are Alan Jr and Todd. Did I miss something, or am I just "mis-remembering" Al Jr/Toby's name?
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  5. MikiM

    MikiM Active Member

    I finished The Dark Half (one of my SK Faves, by the way)..did you notice that Alan Pangborn's sons names were Toby and Todd? In NT, the oldest is named at Al Jr, and I could have SWORN, it was Toby.
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  6. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I honestly can't remember. It is conceivable that one of his sons looked more like him and therefore was dubbed Alan Jr. I'm not sure how common it is elsewhere but in the South a person can be given a name at birth but be called something different. Usually this happens because the child is branded with an affectionate nickname or sobriquet.
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  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Howzitgoing Billy Bob Doc Creed?


    from Neesy Schneezle Denny Jean

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....this websites own character listings, vouch for your memory....you have the names correct as written-just one of those "slipped through the cracks" things I guess.....
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  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I didn't remember that! I haven't read The Dark Half in a long time, though--maybe it's rime for a re-read! :)
  10. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Thankya kindly, ma'am, I don't rightly know. I reckon I'll make it. Been hankering for wunna nem biscuits, ri'chere. :)
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  11. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    This is probably most likely.
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