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First King novel I ever read

Discussion in 'Needful Things' started by keysersoze, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. keysersoze

    keysersoze Active Member

    This will always be a special book to me because it was the first Stephen King novel I ever read. I was 12 years old :) I hope there will be a limited edition made someday....
  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I'm sure someone out there has plans to do a limited of it eventually. Look at all of the limiteds coming out: PS Publishing has done Pet Semetary and Christine with Carrie in the pipeline. Cemetery Dance is doing all five of Kings earliest books, plus they did one for It. Subterranean Press has done a gorgeous one for The Shining. There was a time when King wouldn't do any limiteds and that phase included It, Misery, The Tommyknockers, The Dark Half, Four Past Midnight, Needful Things, Gerald's Game, Delores Claiborne, Nightmares And Dreamscapes, Rose Madder, Dreamcatcher, Bag Of Bones, Hearts In Atlantis, Everything's Eventual, Cell, Duma Key, Just After Sunset. These will probably all have limiteds at some point. Guess I'd better start saving! I didn't realize there were so many that never had any limiteds released.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...that first time with a King book is always the most special...AND you never have to apologize for it being over with so fast...
  4. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    This is one of my very favorite King novels, and I couldn't think of a better one to start with.
  5. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    The thing I like about needful things so much, other than the fantastic villain in Leland Gaunt, is the richness of the characters and the town of Castle Rock itself. There are so many characters in the book but rather than detract from the story, for me it enhances it. I found myself trying to imagine what all of them were doing at any given time and I love how SK weaves all of their lives together as the book unfolds. Awesome book.
  6. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    The first book I read by him I didn't like, actually. It was Cujo. But I read Needful Things three times, that's how much I liked it.
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  7. Karloff

    Karloff Well-Known Member

    I'm almost in the middle of this book.

    WOW. Just, WOW.

    Just dying to know what's gonna happen next.
  8. Shoesalesman

    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    I finished NT a few months ago, first read. I've been putting off seeing the movie for like twenty years now, so I guess I can pop some corn and nestle in for a movie night. The book had good flow, great characters.
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  9. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I still remember King's description of Leland Gaunt's
    palms without lines, smooth and presumably without thumbprints. This gave me a shiver for some reason. It stuck with me.
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