My thoughts on the body by stephen king. Stephen king is the author of more than sixty books all of them worldwide bestsellers.
Mercedes an edgar award winner for best novel and an at t audience network original television series.
Stephen king the body book. Mercedes an edgar award winner for best novel and an at t audience network original television series. He grew up in a poor family in portland maine in the usa but. Gordie has had a rough family life for about a year since his older brother dennis denny was killed in a vehicle accident in the army.
A mesmerizing tale of unjust imprisonment and offbeat escape. This is the tale that inspired the film stand by me which audiences might recall as spooky but sweet. 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.
The body is a novella written by stephen king and published in his 1982 collection different seasons. Gordie lachance is a young teenager living in a small town in maine in 1960. His recent work includes if it bleeds the institute elevation the outsider sleeping beauties cowritten with his son owen king and the bill hodges trilogy.
Let s dive into my review. This was another book that i read for the spring into horror readathon. The story takes place during the summer of 1960 in the fictional town of castle.
Different seasons 1982 is a collection of four stephen king novellas with a more dramatic bent rather than the horror fiction for which king is famous. There are over 150 million copies of his novels in print and he makes two million dollars a month from his books and the films made of his books. Stephen king is the author of more than sixty books all of them worldwide bestsellers.
1 new york times bestselling author stephen king s beloved novella rita hayworth and shawshank redemption the basis for the best picture academy award nominee the shawshank redemption about an unjustly imprisoned convict who seeks a strangely satisfying revenge is now available for the first time as a standalone book. End of watch finders keepers and mr. End of watch finders keepers and mr.
With the enormous success of books such as the shining salem s lot and misery stephen king is one of the world s highest earning writers. The inspiration for the highly rated 1986 film stand by me the body is different than stephen king s usual writing. The body by stephen king is a wonderful tale about the rise and fall of the friendship between a group of boys over the course of one morbid adventure and the aftermath of that event.
Gordie looked up to his brother who treated him very well but his parents are. The disturbing juxtaposition of four young boys and a corpse already makes stephen king s the body a tremendous thriller. 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 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. The four novellas are tied together via subtitles that relate to each of the four seasons the collection is notable for having nearly all of its novellas turned into hollywood films one of which the shawshank redemption was nominated for. His recent work includes if it bleeds the institute elevation the outsider sleeping beauties cowritten with his son owen king and the bill hodges trilogy.