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The Body

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Does my comparison mean that Gordie and Chris (and by extension Mike and Will) are supposed to be lovers? Gordie looked up to his brother, who treated him very well but his parents are still deeply in shock over their older son's death and haven't begun to recover. I skipped the other two short stories ( Apt Pupil and The Breathing Method) in this collection, for I don't have the desire to read about a boy desperately wanting to become a Nazi and a pregnant lady… having to breathe(?

It is a coming-of-age character-study novella set in 1960 Maine where monsters are not hiding behind bushes but instead live in the hearts of people - the setting and themes at which King excels. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. For all of those who keep insisting that Stephen King is a literary equivalent of Big Mac and fries, writing in the comfortable confines of the frequently-despised 'genre' - please take a look at The Body: The Fall from Innocence, which is much more familiar to public in the quite faithful adaptation by Rob Reiner - 'Stand by Me'.

While at a resting point the boys cook some of the hamburger they'd bought along the way and talk about varying subjects.

Everyone in the group is wary of crossing the bridge lest a train come along but Teddy insists they can make the crossing safely and not have to walk five miles upstream to the nearest bridge. Jerusalem's Lot, from the novel Salem's Lot is referenced when the boys first listen to Gordie's Lard Ass story.And its surprising how much the movie not only followed the original story, but captured much of its spirit.

There are lyrical parts and trademark-King unflinching gory parts, and social commentary without the slightest sugar-coating.Chapter nineteen includes an unnerving encounter with a Wendigo, making similar sounds to those described in Pet Sematary. The boys grow tired with their hike but press on, at one point walking through a powerful thunderstorm.

Comunque ho apprezzato davvero questa idea dei quattro ragazzini amici che partono per questa avventura nei boschi, attraversando la ferrovia, per vedere il cadavere di un loro coetaneo. He's reminiscing about the summer of 1960 when along with three close friends, all on the cusp of becoming teenagers, set out to find the body of missing Ray Brower, who is their age and rumored to have been hit by a train.King has always been talented at writing kids, sure, but he’s usually at his best when writing Boomer kids, and why not? In Lisa Rogak's unauthorized biography Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King, a friend of King's, George McLeod, claimed that King had cribbed the idea for The Body from a short story McLeod had been working on, [2] but these claims are disputed by King.

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