Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption Book Review – Rocket ReporterKiller clowns, telekinetic murderous rampages, haunted hotels , and…the undying nature of true friendship? Stephen King, known by many as the Master of Horror, threw audiences for a loop when he wrote Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption , a story that details a one-of-a-kind friendship between two convicted inmates and how one of the inmates pulls off a gutsy and frankly rather poop-laden escape. The novella—a fancy word for a short novel—is a far cry from the shrieks and scares we often associate with King, which might explain why it was included as part of King's Different Seasons collection. Get it? We guess even the Master of Horror himself needs a break from the keep-the-light-on-at-night stories he is so well known for. Most people discovered this story via its movie adaptation, which bombed on its initial release, but found new life after being nominated for seven Academy Awards and endlessly rebroadcast on cable TV networks.
Shawshank Redemption - What's the Difference?
Movie buffs, Morgan Freeman fans, or anyone with good taste in film has seen or at least heard of the masterpiece The Shawshank Redemption starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Of course, it was a novella first, written by the American master of horror, Stephen King. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption is a tale about perseverance, patience, and hope.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons
This irrepressible, inscrutable short story by Stephen King is about bad people who are sort of really good people, and sort of good people who refuse to let really bad things become their way of life. Red is a murderer, but we get past that in the first pages. Red is the philosopher-king of Shawshank Prison. For my money, Red is the point of the story. Andy remains a mysterious character, right to the end. For me, as for Red, the man Dufresne has a full-length poster picture of himself taped to the top of his head, and we never are able to get behind the poster and get in to the real Andy. My second book of poems, Seeing far: Selected poems with 47 new free verse and haiku poems, is for sale on Amazon paperback and Kindle , or free in Kindle Unlimited, click here.
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Or in my mind. Or texted it to my friend. The point is: I totes immediately thought of Shawshank. The point is the importance of hope, and I totally got that on all sides. In conclusion : Really well-written and heartfelt story. Totally worth a read.
Gwendolyn Stacy , Editor-in-Chief February 8, You can put the razor into my brain, I guess, but you should know that a sudden serious brain injury causes the victim to simultaneously urinate, defecate, and bite down… In fact, I understand that the bite-reflex is sometimes so strong that the victims jaws have to be pried open with a crowbar or a jack handle.
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