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By Stephen King
A “hypnotic” (The manhattan occasions ebook Review) selection of 4 novellas from Stephen King sure jointly by means of the altering of seasons, each one taking up the subject matter of a trip with strikingly diverse tones and characters.
“The wondrous clarity of his paintings, in addition to the moment experience of communique along with his characters, are what make Stephen King the consummate storyteller that he is,” hailed the Houston Chronicle approximately Different Seasons.
This gripping assortment starts off with “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” during which an unjustly imprisoned convict seeks an odd and startling revenge—the foundation for the simplest photo Academy Award-nominee The Shawshank Redemption. subsequent is “Apt Pupil,” the foundation for the movie of an analogous identify approximately most sensible highschool pupil Todd Bowden and his obsession with the darkish and lethal earlier of an older guy on the town. In “The Body,” 4 rambunctious younger boys plunge throughout the façade of a small city and are available face-to-face with existence, dying, and intimations in their personal mortality. This novella turned the motion picture Stand via Me. eventually, a disgraced girl is set to conquer loss of life in “The respiring Method.”
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