Different Seasons: Four Novellas
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 fašade 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - OscarWilde87 - LibraryThing
Different Seasons is a collection of four novellas by Stephen King that the author himself thought hard to publish because of their length as they are somewhere in the range between a short story and ... Read full review
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"Different Seasons" is probably my favorite collection of SK novellas. "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" is so beautiful. Andy Dufrense is sent to Shawshank for murdering his cheating wife ... Read full review
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
The Breathing Method