The body is a novella written by stephen king and published in his 1982 collection different seasons. The body is different from most of king s work.
The inspiration for the highly rated 1986 film stand by me the body is different than stephen king s usual writing.
Stephen king s the body. After a boy from chamberlain maine named ray brower disappears and is presumed dead twe. We discover right at the beginning of the story that a young boy has been hit by a train eliminated and the body yet is undiscovered by the authorities. Narrated through the words of gordie lachance.
Some changes were made to the plot of the film including changing the setting year from 1960 to 1959 and the location of castle rock from maine to oregon. 1 new york times bestselling author stephen king s timeless novella the body originally published in his 1982 short story collection different seasons and adapted into the 1986 film classic stand by me is now available as a stand alone publication. It is not a horror story although there are a few unpleasant moments.
The body by stephen king 1 the most important things are the hardest things to say. The disturbing juxtaposition of four young boys and a corpse already makes stephen king s the body a tremendous thriller. Stephen king the body the body 1 the most important things are the hardest.
Unlike his gory horror novels this short story is just a book about four misfit kids who go on a hike to find a rumored dead body downtown but on the way they learn about friendship and family and reputation and they also learn the real meaning of death and what once became an immature adventure they eventually see the seriousness behind. It s 1960 in the fictional town of castle rock maine. The story takes place during the summer of 1960 in the fictional town of castle rock maine.
The four main characters chris gordie vern and teddy embark on a journey to discover the body of roy bower a young boy near their age who had been reported missing a few weeks before. You can also read stephen king s the breathing method and. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish them words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they re brought out.
The body by stephen king is a novella published in 1982 alongside three other novellas under the title different seasons. In the hands of one of the most masterful narrators in the audiobook industry it is truly chilling. The body is a novella by american writer stephen king originally published in his 1982 collection different seasons and adapted into the 1986 film stand by me.
It was filmed in 1986 as stand by me with river phoenix as chris chambers. Stephen king understands this personality well as well as delights in utilizing him to show us an exciting adventure gordie has with three various other of his good friends. Gordie has had a rough family life for about a year since his older brother dennis quot denny quot was killed in a vehicle.
Gordie lachance is a young teenager living in a small town in maine in 1960. It is based on his own childhood in maine and shows a softer side of his imagination. This is the tale that inspired the film stand by me which audiences might recall as spooky but sweet.