Stephen King – Needful Things Audiobook
1991 Stephen King – Needful Things Audiobook read by Stephen King
I just finished Needful Things Audiobook this morning.
I recently ordered the book in a 1992 Albin Michel large format edition. This book has the full story, I was afraid that I was missing part 2. the large format book is therefore 678 pages, compared to 900 pages for its full version in pocket.
I read the book in 8 days, which for me is a rare pace. Needful Things Audiobook is the best Stephen King I have read since … since when, exactly? Maybe since I finished reading THE DARK TOWER saga in 2011, which is sort of my absolute standard measure of what I love about King (for me, he could never do better. .. and never did better).
I found in Needful Things Audiobook (Needful Things, in original version), a narrative madness, an ambition, a violence and an inventiveness that I had not, I believe, observed in the books that I read of him lately.
Everything works, in my opinion, in this novel. He allows himself everything, and everything passes. His way of making the characters believable, of making them each exist independently, of incrementing them in the story so that everything seems perfectly in its place, is here more than ever present. We feel that King follows an elaborate and precise plan, which does not however prevent him from giving a chaotic and disorganized aspect to the whole.
Ah I remember. An old comment, I find it and share it with you. I wrote this intro after having eaten a few full-bodied king books.
I have not read all the books of the incomparable architect of haunting, suspense and horror. Lack of wheat and time. Some would claim that it is a barbacole today. How is it that his books are still sold en masse? How many authors does he still influence today? He captivated me, I can’t help but come to him between two more readings. In his literary fresco, his characters get closer to a mundane daily life where life is often dull, they take pleasure in their banalities or are tired of it. common language of everyone. Simplicity, reality, the Main, the essential. the passage of these classic lives in another world, unreal and so close … Rose Madder, Insomnia, Salem, Needful Things Audiobook, Simetierre … Other more direct and successful works like Jessie, Mysery, Blaze also hit the mark. King’s talent for depicting emotions in all situations so thoroughly makes subjects sometimes almost unnoticed, because sadly common, into phenomena one would not want to encounter. His ability to take us into worry, into the madness of a victim or that of a sick person, into the darkness of the world, into the imagination is mind-blowing … I love all the works, without exceptions, of the prolific Mr. Stephen King … As part of the Stephen King 2011 challenge, I just share impressions of reading without wanting to review. Let’s leave this job for the pros and have fun with the fans.
Then finally comes the brief impression on Needful Things Audiobook:
The first words that come to mind, after reading what is unmistakably a work of art, titled “Needful Things Audiobook” in 1991, from the inevitable and talented Stephen King; it is colossal.
From a writing point of view, it is perfectly clear, in the form of grandmother’s gossip strutting on the terrace. A writing that lets us guess the sets of the Hand dear to the author, without complexes, a complete fresco with a grain of dust.
For history. A cute everyday life, too quiet which is enough to numb the populace under the heat of the Main in Castle Rock, is surreptitiously transformed by the imminent opening of a second-hand store, a brol corner, whose charming facade arouses the curiosity of locals… The animation of the holidays was born.
The rest, without wanting to reveal the unfolding of the plot, without learning an exclusivity on the genre of the master for informed readers and fervent admirer of the king, tends towards a chaos maliciously well organized and without possible turning back. It is the whisperer of Donato Carrisi king version with a few years of advance. This is indeed an excellent story of a fantastic whisperer. A demonic being through his knowledge of hidden desires, whims or the deepest painful or joyful memories of the inhabitants of Castel Rock causes a series of settling of scores. He rolls the dice and the city breathes evil. the whole becomes in the end a vast “serial murder”, orchestrated with the aim of razing a city and feeding on the souls who occupied it.
The rhythm of the story is very well worked out, it is impossible not to feel the crescendo taking place, the spiral construction of the story is felt strongly and is formidably effective.
Needful Things Audiobook, especially if you are an informed reader of King, will not leave you indifferent, and you will no doubt be happy to come out of it, once the story is over, as it is, from my point of view, confusing and oppressive.
A great perverse fresco on humanity and its faults.