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Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption a Story from Different Seasons

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A book by Stephen King

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Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Fantastic story in its own right

  • Jan 21, 2002
This is Steven King's finest novella. I should probably add that the movie follows the story faithfully and does it very well - it is one of my favourite movies. But somehow the story is always a little better.

What is interesting about the story is there is more of a feeling of the sheer weight of time Andy spends in prison. There is not one cheif warden or sadistic guard, there are several, who come and go as the years roll on. The posters change of course, but the friendships that Andy forges remain. And the spectacular ending - just as we imagine.

It is fortunate that this is a story that has translated so well to film - so often such things fall well short of the mark. But it is well worth reading in its own right, and I recommend it highly. If you cannot find the story by itself, it does appear in "Different Seasons" with 3 other equally good stories.

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