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These first three novellas have been made into well-received movies: "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" into Frank Darabont's 1994 The Shawshank Redemption (available as a screenplay, a DVD film, and an audiocassette), "Apt Pupil" into Bryan Singer's 1998 film Apt Pupil (also released in 1998 on audiocassette), and "The Body" into Rob Reiner's Stand by Me (1986).
The final novella, "Breathing Lessons," is a horror yarn told by a doctor, about a patient whose indomitable spirit keeps her baby alive under extraordinary circumstances. It's the tightest, most polished tale in the collection. --Fiona Webster
Three movies came out of the four stories in the book.... Shawshank redemption, Stand by me and The Apt Pupil. All stories were, well, King stories..loved them all.Published 6 days ago by K. Heggestad
It's hard NOT to read Stephen King. This writer has a subtle way of getting his protagonists into improbable situations. Read morePublished 6 days ago by anthony a pino
I am not a big Steven King fan, but a few of the stories, like The Body, are absolutely outstanding. A great read.Published 10 days ago by Richard A. Herman
Four fantastic reads. If you enjoyed the movies "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand By me", you'll like the original stories even more.Published 12 days ago by bryan marlow