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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 of the stories here were made into movies: Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me (The Body in the book) and Apt Pupil.
All are good stories and good movies. Read more
One of my top favorites by King. What a master he is! I love when he writes about children...it's so real and the characters are well developed! Read morePublished 8 days ago by Marilyn
King is so much more than a writer of horror. A master of dialog and the breath of being human.Published 11 days ago by L. Helmer
I am still scarred. If I had read this when I was older than 13 I may not have been as impressed upon by the pall of evil, or the dirty, disgusting descriptions of the winos. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sarah B
We read 3 of the 4 stories in our Aphasia Book Club. There was the expected love/hate relationship with the stories and characters, but it did generate spirited discussion, which... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Cheryl A. Paul
Love the idea of a really long short story. And always love Steven King. Can not believe I missed this.Published 27 days ago by grandma
Different stories, different times. Each story is gripping and compelling. A page turner.Published 29 days ago by Kattia Mora Rivera