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Reviewer Gnarly Hands wrote:
I found it a rather unique work of fiction, unlike King's most other works of horror. In fact I would have to include it more in the genre of Fantasy.
The book contains the story of a businessman who sells things that are NOT what they appear to be on the surface (in the broadest sense of that word). It becomes obvious during the course of the story that the shopkeeper and main antagonist of the story, Mr. Guant, is merely a personification of Evil. He shows people that whenever you buy something, you also SELL something as well.
Even though he sometimes gives "bargains" for the items he sells, the customers soon realize that the price they have to eventually pay is indeed a very big price indeed.
It is also interesting in how Mr. Guant often says that he dislikes smart people, suggesting that one has to be both moral and farsighted in order to resist temptation, the lure to Evil.
Well, I don't want to tell too much - that would spoil the book for those who haven't yet read it!
But I HIGHLY recommend it for all Stephen King fans.
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