[Ebook] Different Seasons By Stephen King – Writerscompany.co.uk

Different Seasons A Hypnotic The New York Times Book Review Collection Of Four Novellas From Stephen King Bound Together By The Changing Of Seasons, Each Taking On The Theme Of A Journey With Strikingly Different Tones And Characters The Wondrous Readability Of His Work, As Well As The Instant Sense Of Communication With His Characters, Are What Make Stephen King The Consummate Storyteller That He Is, Hailed The Houston Chronicle About Different Seasons.This Gripping Collection Begins With Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption, In Which An Unjustly Imprisoned Convict Seeks A Strange And Startling Revenge The Basis For The Best Picture Academy Award Nominee The Shawshank Redemption Next Is Apt Pupil, The Inspiration For The Film Of The Same Name About Top High School Student Todd Bowden And His Obsession With The Dark And Deadly Past Of An Older Man In Town In The Body, Four Rambunctious Young Boys Plunge Through The Fa Ade Of A Small Town And Come Face To Face With Life, Death, And Intimations Of Their Own Mortality This Novella Became The Movie Stand By Me Finally, A Disgraced Woman Is Determined To Triumph Over Death In The Breathing Method.


About the Author: Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels



10 thoughts on “Different Seasons

  1. says:

    I m going to try and do this book justice..but I know it s not going to happen so do me a favor, if you have never picked this book up just stop what you are doing and run get it.Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption This is perfection At 101 pages Stephen King packed a story that stays with me forever


  2. says:

    Stephen King s best work I dare anyone to say otherwise.


  3. says:

    This book is PERFECT King Each story is interesting and special in its own right At least two of them Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption and The Body are must read classics that were turned into equally great movies Apt Pupil might be a little less accessible to some, but is one of King s best character studies Th


  4. says:

    This one is closer to the EXCELLENT side of the King spectrum THE GREEN MILE, CARRIE and THE STAND come to mind than the MEDIOCRE side INSOMNIA, BAG OF BONES Yeah, these tales are familiar three of the four seasons have become immortalized on celluloid Not until the last Author s Note do his intentions and his themes finally con


  5. says:

    What a great compilation of short stories by Stephen King FANTASTIC I knew going into this book that I ve seen movies for two of the stories I thought, Since I ve seen the movies, do I need to read the actually book And that s a resounding YES A big HELL YES 1st story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank RedemptionI m sure most of us have s


  6. says:

    WellWOW These four LONG short stories are ALL fabulousRITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 5 StarsGet busy living or get busy dying Everyone has probably seen the movie adaptation or read the book by now and knows the story about the wrongful imprisonment of banker Andy Dufresne, the horror of the sisters and his best friend at Shawshank Re


  7. says:

    2010 . 2010 . 18 4 Apt pupil 45 90 26 The breathing method


  8. says:

    Finished Sept 2017I FINALLY FINISHED I definitely think the last two novellas were easier to fly through than the first two particularly Apt Pupil , but overall they were all just good I enjoyed them, but I can t really rave about any of them I also read the afterword that King wrote, and it was such a fun little tidbit that I think I want to read On Writ


  9. says:

    I like waiting a few days before reviewing a book, just to see how it s taken up residence in my mind and imagination Some books stay with me clearly even months later others start to fade as soon as I turn the final page if not before.Stephen King s Different Seasons is a fascinating case, because I got to see how one story haunted me while I went on to the next


  10. says:

    It s definitive, Stephen King is not just a writer of horror and fantasy In truth, up to a few years ago I was convinced he was a horrormeister pure and simple At this point a friend suggested I try out his time travel epic 11 22 63 I was cured I loved it and subsequent forays into King s extensive catalogue have shown me the range of the man s work I ll comment individ


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