Different Seasons - Stephen King

Different Seasons

Author: Stephen King


  • Publication Date: 2016-01-01
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 117 Ratings)

Summary

Includes the stories “The Body” and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

A “hypnotic” (The New York Times Book Review) collection of four novellas—including the inspirations behind the films Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption—from Stephen King, bound together by the changing of seasons, each taking on the theme of a journey with strikingly different tones and characters.

This gripping collection begins with “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” in which an unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge—the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award-nominee The Shawshank Redemption.

Next is “Apt Pupil,” the inspiration for the film of the same name about top high school student Todd Bowden and his obsession with the dark and deadly past of an older man in town.

In “The Body,” four rambunctious young boys plunge through the façade of a small town and come face-to-face with life, death, and intimations of their own mortality. This novella became the movie Stand By Me.

Finally, a disgraced woman is determined to triumph over death in “The Breathing Method.”

“The wondrous readability of his work, as well as the instant sense of communication with his characters, are what make Stephen King the consummate storyteller that he is,” hailed the Houston Chronicle about Different Seasons.

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  • Amazing!

    5
    By Reckia6
    Stephen King was on a roll when he put this out. I think everything he did in this era was genius, including this. All four novellas are amazing. Hard to say which one I like the best, since they are all great but my favorite at the time is Apt Pupil. A must have for Stephen King fans.
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    By SlammieF
    I just had an update for this book recently. Now I can't click my bookmark or even chapters!!!!!

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