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  • Title: Different Seasons: Four Novellas
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9781501143489
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • A hypnotic The New York Times Book Review collection of four novellas from Stephen King bound together by the changing of seasons, each taking on the theme of a journey with strikingly different tones and characters The wondrous readability of his work, as well as the instant sense of communication with his characters, are what make Stephen King the consummate storyteA hypnotic The New York Times Book Review collection of four novellas from Stephen King bound together by the changing of seasons, each taking on the theme of a journey with strikingly different tones and characters 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.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 fa ade 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.
    Different Seasons Four Novellas A hypnotic The New York Times Book Review collection of four novellas from Stephen King bound together by the changing of seasons each taking on the theme of a journey with strikingly different tones

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    1. I m going to try and do this book justicebut I know it s not going to happen so do me a favor, if you have never picked this book up just stop what you are doing and run get it.Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption This is perfection At 101 pages Stephen King packed a story that stays with me forever I ve been a fan of the movie version since the first time I viewed it I was so pissed when Forrest Gump beat it out as the Oscar winner for best picture that year I ragedI ve since calmed down [...]

    2. This book is PERFECT King Each story is interesting and special in its own right At least two of them Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption and The Body are must read classics that were turned into equally great movies Apt Pupil might be a little less accessible to some, but is one of King s best character studies The Breathing Method is one of his shortest novellas, but wildly creative and is guaranteed to leave you saying, WOAH Every King fan should have read this already Looking to get i [...]

    3. This one is closer to the EXCELLENT side of the King spectrum THE GREEN MILE, CARRIE and THE STAND come to mind than the MEDIOCRE side INSOMNIA, BAG OF BONES Yeah, these tales are familiar three of the four seasons have become immortalized on celluloid Not until the last Author s Note do his intentions and his themes finally converge He wrote Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption , Apt Pupil , The Body The Breathing Method as unpublishable novellas right after the completion of one novel each w [...]

    4. What a great compilation of short stories by Stephen King FANTASTIC I knew going into this book that I ve seen movies for two of the stories I thought, Since I ve seen the movies, do I need to read the actually book And that s a resounding YES A big HELL YES 1st story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank RedemptionI m sure most of us have seen this movie at least once or 50 times in your life The book is so well done There were subtle differences in the book vs the movie but it wasn t enough to take [...]

    5. WellWOW These four LONG short stories are ALL fabulous RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 5 Stars Get busy living or get busy dying Everyone has probably seen the movie adaptation or read the book by now and knows the story about the wrongful imprisonment of banker Andy Dufresne, the horror of the sisters and his best friend at Shawshank Red, but if you haven t, you are so fortunate to have this amazing read ahead of you.The novel provides a bit detail here and there about Red and Andy, is [...]

    6. Finished Sept 2017I FINALLY FINISHED I definitely think the last two novellas were easier to fly through than the first two particularly Apt Pupil , but overall they were all just good I enjoyed them, but I can t really rave about any of them I also read the afterword that King wrote, and it was such a fun little tidbit that I think I want to read On Writing now because his insights about writing were so interesting original review from Aug 2016I ve only actually read the first two stories in th [...]

    7. I like waiting a few days before reviewing a book, just to see how it s taken up residence in my mind and imagination Some books stay with me clearly even months later others start to fade as soon as I turn the final page if not before.Stephen King s Different Seasons is a fascinating case, because I got to see how one story haunted me while I went on to the next.Published in 1982, it was King s first book of non genre fiction He made his name writing horror Carrie, Salem s Lot, The Shining , an [...]

    8. It s definitive, Stephen King is not just a writer of horror and fantasy In truth, up to a few years ago I was convinced he was a horrormeister pure and simple At this point a friend suggested I try out his time travel epic 11 22 63 I was cured I loved it and subsequent forays into King s extensive catalogue have shown me the range of the man s work I ll comment individually on the tales but the common element, the outstanding take away for me is simply the realisation that here s the evidence t [...]

    9. I m not exactly a fan of Stephen King I could say he is a victim of his own popularity I ve seen so many of the movie adaptations from his novels, I don t feel the need to check out the book versions And the first book of his that I ve read almost 30 years ago isThe Stand , which started with great storytelling and compelling characters and devolved later into self indulgent filler and confusion So, it s been too long since I put him on the backburner, mislabelling him as a commercial hack who f [...]

    10. Who said Stephen King only wrote horror Different Seasons is a mix of all the genres Young Adult, Mystery, coming of age but no horror If you want to read King at his finest, then read this Different Seasons is a collection of four novellas, each of which he has written after the conclusion of his four earliest novels While initially not intending to publish any of them, King finally decided to release those novellas in an anthology, and many of his readers couldn t be thankful for it It is not [...]

    11. I read this book many, many moons ago and it s still as good as I remembered it to be This time around I listened to the audiobook Frank Muller s voice is sublime, his narration is always on point.

    12. This collection is one of King s finest efforts While the author has his ups and downs, and the reception of his novels and short stories varies, the readers have suprisingly little criticism for his collection of novellas It seems to be the field where he is at his best it s the cozy inbetween the novel and the short story, a place where a tale can be developed without faltering into overbloated, verbose work, maintain a mood and keep the theme that would be otherwise impossible in short fictio [...]

    13. I have an omnivore s appetite when it comes to books I ll consume any genre, as long as the writing knocks me out But, if you ask me what I avoid, I will tell you horror I m a Jane Austen devotee, not a lover of Carrie, Cujo or Christine I find the gray hair creeping into my bangs horrific enough I never want to be scared.So, now you know you can trust me when I tell you how fabulous and fantastic this book is First off, if you re not familiar with this work, it is a collection of four novellas [...]

    14. Fear can hold you prisoner Hope can set you free Considered by many to be King s best collection of stories novellas, Different Seasons contains two stories that were ultimately developed into two of the greatest movies of all time The Body, which became Stand by Me, of course, and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption the movie is obvious, no Sometimes I really hate reading an awesome Stephen King book no, I m not crazy I just get stressed about where I m going to rank it in my top books list [...]

    15. Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies Andy Dufresne Andy Dufresne The Shawshank Redemption 5 5.

    16. Best book by Stephen King That s a question I might answer differently from month to month, but for today, I ve got Different Seasons Published in 1982, the book consists of four novellas each in the 25,000 35,000 word range , any of which might be considered one of King s better novels if expanded and published separately You might have heard of a couple of these Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption Hope Springs Eternal chronicles the internment of Andy Dufrense, a banker sentenced to lif [...]

    17. My first Steven King s book and it s solid 5 stars There are multiple reasons I didn t pick one up until now First of all because I watched some adaptations and I wasn t impressed Shining was decent but very overrated, I fallen asleep during Dreamcatcher and Under the dome is one of worst caps I watched Green mile was only truly great thing I watched based on his book until recently I didn t know Apt pupil is based on book So you might say me and Mr King started of on a wrong foot Second reason [...]

    18. For the sake of argument, let s just say that when I was younger I used to think Stephen King was the bomb, and that now I m 34 and have found that the last few of his books, interestingly enough, have bombed This would naturally have the effect of forcing me again, we re only speaking in hypotheticals here to reconsider my stance of thinking him a great storyteller I have grown up, I have matured, I have now had the means to compare Stephen King to other authors that I hadn t read when I was yo [...]

    19. Different Seasons is what the word anthology was created for, ok slight exaggeration but you get the idea This is four absolutely top of the literary tree, superb short stories, three of which have been made into films and I really enjoyed them all First up we have Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, everybody s seen the film, it s the story of 30 year old Andy Dufresne, who gets a life sentence in Shawshank for the murder of his cheating wife and her lover The story is told through the [...]

    20. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption I wonder if people seen the movie than read the book The movie I d guess I ve seen the movie too, and this would be my second time reading the novella There are some stark differences between them, but for the most part the story is the same Red, played by Morgan Freeman, is one of those differences, in color than anything else Freeman did such a good job in the role For the life of me, while reading, I could not separate his voice from the narration Red [...]

    21. Stiven King je jedan od autora koji mi je godinama, na alost i sramotu, strpljivo tavorio na listi ekanja Ne, nisam mislila da je izvikan ili precenjen, uprkos nadaleko uvenoj produktivnosti, broju ekranizacija njegove proze, omiljenosti me u fanovima horora i fantastike, kao i injenici da je postao sinonim za ove anrove Uvek sam verovala preporukama i utiscima odu evljene armije Kingovih obo avalaca, ali istovremeno pomalo svesno zazirala od upu tanja u avanturu Odmah da naglasim, nisam ljubite [...]

    22. Fantastic Tales not stories are quite remarkable Every one of them on their strange way.I watched Shawshank Redemption movie and I enjoyed, but the story bring something to it that I like even .

    23. King i horor Provereno dobar spoj Nakon senzacionalnog debija Keri , 1974 , usledili su hit za hitom Salemovo 1975 , Isijavanje 1977 , Upori te 1978 , Mrtva zona 1979 , Potpaljiva ica 1980 i Kud o 1981 sve sami krvavi dragulji u kruni kralja horora Po etkom osamdesetih, King je napravio hrabar eksperiment Zbirka Godi nja doba 1982 donosi etiri novele u kojima uspe no iza ao iz horora Godi nja doba , nedavno po prvi put objavljena na srpskom jeziku, krunski je dokaz Kingove sposobnosti da stvara [...]

    24. By 1982, although King had become a tremendously successful horror novelist, he wanted to prove he had the ability to write something a little different Therefore, with four previously unpublished novellas just lying around, King crammed them into one singular release he dubbed Different Seasons.Rather than review the whole book in one long blurb, I ll just share my thoughts on each story individually Rita Hayworth The Shawshank Redemption I m sure I m not going to ruffle any feathers by saying [...]

    25. 5 stars for the stories, all of them, and 5 stars for the audio.Audiobook Narrated by Frank Muller Excellent narration.The only problem I seem to have when I listen to Frank Muller is that my breathing seems to sync with his, and he has a far larger lung capacity than I do At times, by the time he pauses for breath, I can feel myself turning blue Nevertheless, Frank Muller is one of my all time favorite narrators He s done a few of Stephen King s books and I ve loved all of them Although I have [...]

    26. It all starts with Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, wherein the Mangler is mentioned in passing Then you move on to Apt Pupil, wherein a banker who went up the river for killing his wife is mentioned by Dussander When you round the corner into The Body, you re gifted with four boys wondering if they re going to end up in Shawshank because they trespassed at the local junkyard Until finally coming across The Breathing Method, a story that does not mention Shawshank, but the club herein [...]

    27. STEPHEN EDWIN KING Qu libro te fuiste a echar Estas historias me agradan de verdad, y creo que a una parte de m mismo siempre le gustar n Espero que te gusten, lector, y que te proporcionen lo que todo buen relato te debiera proporcionar hacerte olvidar por un rato lo que te agobia y transportarte a alg n lugar en que nunca hayas estado Es la magia m s amable que conozco Rita Hayworth y la redenci n de Shawshank 3 5Todo se reduce a dos posibilidades o te consagras a vivir o te dedicas a morir Es [...]

    28. This is a book of four novellas, three of which were turned into movies, and two of those three nominated for multiple Oscars Incidentally, they re also the three novellas in this collection that aren t even King s typical fare, horror I haven t read a whole lot of King, but what I have I ve loved This set of books is supposed to be some of King s best writing and even with my limited experience, I can tell he s in top form.I ve been on a King kick lately and couldn t resist reading the inspirat [...]

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