By Stephen King
A “hypnotic” (The long island instances booklet Review) selection of 4 novellas from Stephen King sure jointly by means of the altering of seasons, every one taking up the topic of a trip with strikingly diverse tones and characters.
“The wondrous clarity of his paintings, in addition to the moment feel of verbal exchange together with his characters, are what make Stephen King the consummate storyteller that he is,” hailed the Houston Chronicle approximately Different Seasons.
This gripping assortment starts with “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” during which an unjustly imprisoned convict seeks an odd and startling revenge—the foundation for the simplest photo Academy Award-nominee The Shawshank Redemption. subsequent is “Apt Pupil,” the muse for the movie of an identical identify approximately most sensible highschool scholar Todd Bowden and his obsession with the darkish and lethal previous of an older guy on the town. In “The Body,” 4 rambunctious younger boys plunge in the course of the façade of a small city and are available face-to-face with existence, dying, and intimations in their personal mortality. This novella turned the motion picture Stand through Me. eventually, a disgraced girl is set to overcome demise in “The respiring Method.”
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Extra resources for Different Seasons
When Jenny’s grandfather had died, her mother had sold the house and asked them to take whatever they wanted. The only furnishings Jenny had claimed were a set of antique lamps with glass shades hand-painted with red and pink roses. The lamps had vanished, replaced by more modern lighting, including a brass floor lamp Jim could not imagine ever buying. ” he shouted in the empty apartment. ” His voice filled the place, giving it a sense of occupancy that felt entirely wrong. His voice alone shouldn’t be enough to make the apartment seem full.
He was still tired and confused from his afternoon sleep, his legs hadn’t woken properly yet, and maybe he’d dreamed something weird again—something that still impressed upon him without him being able to remember anything. “Hey,” Jonathan said when he answered. ” “Less than nine inches,” Jim said. ” “Nothing. ” “Jenny. Holly. They must be still with you, because they didn’t take our car. ” Jonathan was silent for a few seconds. Jim heard his agent breathing softly, and he listened for Holly’s conspiratorial giggle as she watched her uncle Jonathan playing a joke on Daddy.
For the few years she had left of her life, she had tried to make light of it, but Jim had felt the distance the woman had placed between herself and her future daughter-in-law, and he knew Jenny had felt it, too. In his mind’s eye, he could still see the shattered platter and the ruined bird on the floor of his parents’ dining room, the shards like the rough edges of broken clamshells. Yet there it was, good as new, on display on top of his china cabinet. It broke him. He stood on tiptoes, reached up on top of the cabinet, and swept the platter onto the floor.
Different Seasons by Stephen King