donderdag 1 november 2012

50 Books Challenge 2012 - # 47: Different Seasons by Stephen King

Title: Different Seasons
Author: Stephen King
Story: "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" - Andy Dufresne is convicted for the murder of his wife and her lover. He is locked up in Shawshank prison.
“Apt Pupil" - A schoolboy discover that a man in his neighbourhood is a wanted ex-nazi.
"The Body" – Four boys decided to go on a trip to find a boys dead body.
“The Breathing Method” – An unmarried, pregnant woman wants to triumph over death.
Start: october 25th 2012
End: october 31st 2012
Comment: I have to admit that I didn't read all four stories. I will, in the future, but I only read "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption". I wanted to read this because my favorite movie is based on this story. It's a short story if you compare it to the length of the film. It's told like the movie, narrated by inmate Red, who you come to like pretty soon. We see the story through his eyes and we also experience his first encounter with Andy Dufresne. Andy is a quiet character, someome you have to get to know before you can like him. Red liked him from the start, maybe because of this calmness he has. The friendship between Red and Andy is very special. You can feel the connection. Red is a very reliable man, a true friend. There are several differences between the book and the movie, there always are, and mostly the books are the better versions. In this case the movie is better, only slightly.
Rating: 4,5/ 5

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