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Shawshank Redemption (1982)

by Stephen King

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Series: Different Seasons (1)

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excellent story; excellent performance... ( )
  DavidO1103 | Dec 15, 2013 |
I am not denying that Stephen King is one of the greatest writers of modern time, because based on his success, I can't think of him in any other light. My three stars (according to Goodreads, three stars means, "I liked it") probably comes from the fact that I am more of a classics reader, and therefore, may be a bit inaccurate to other bookworms. I apologize, however, I could not give it four stars.
The story was well done. I enjoyed that. My only problem was that the ending dragged on a bit, though it was by no means bad.
What has probably ruined it for me was that I saw the movie just two days after finishing the novella, and I have to say that this is the first time that I actually liked the movie better than the book. There was just so much that was included in the ending that would have given the book a more satisfying conclusion.
Overall, it did have a good story, solid characters, and adequate writing. I highly suggest this book for anyone wanting to beat away a few hours of their summer.
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  rain.e.drew | Dec 6, 2013 |
Revisited this in audiobook form after having originally read it back when it was fresh on the bookshelf as one of the novellas in Different Seasons. This is one of those very rare (almost non-existent with Stephen King) occasions where the movie was better than the book. The best thing about this experience was again hearing Frank Mueller's wonderful narration. ( )
  PortM | Nov 30, 2013 |
I absolutely loved every chapter, paragraph and sentence. ( )
  RamzArtso | Sep 15, 2013 |
One of my favourite stories of all time. ( )
  alt229 | Jul 1, 2013 |
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There's a guy like me in every state and federal prison in America, I guess - I'm the guy who can get it for you.
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This is the single novella "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption : hope springs eternal". It should not be combined with the book DIFFERENT SEASONS, which contains three other stories for the other seasons of the year in addition to this story, nor should it be combined with film adaptations or their shooting scripts.
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In 1947, Andy Dufresne, an established banker, is wrongly imprisoned at Shawshank prison in Maine, for the murder of his wife and her secret lover. He has more brains than anyone else in the sinister slammer and has a diabolically cunning plan of revenge that no one can guess until it's far too late.… (more)

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