Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
  Fan submitted reviews of Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Novella):
 
 
Posted By: Chapati - October 8th, 2012 1:07:46 pm EDT

It's my personal favourite. For the most part it agonizing but the ending is great, very heartwarming especially in the movie where it is explicitly shown the happy ending implied at the ending of the book and so the movie became my favorite of all time and also my movie-junkie friend (who has watched every single movie you can name-since 1998 at least) says her favorite too although it wasn't quite the 'hit' when it was first released the strange thing is when she tried reading the booked (after some insistence on my part) she wouldn't finish it and told me it was boring her "because it didn't have enough dialogue" I personally think nobody should mind that in a book, though. I think she's just a movie person who doesn't read much. All in all, great book. Must read (and when I say that I mean it!). The actually story is pretty short ( a little over 100 pages) so you might want to borrow it from the library unlike me. But the book has three more stories you might want to read and you might like to read the story again if you're the type of person who likes to.

 
 
Posted By: Kimmy - March 23rd, 2012 1:12:45 am EDT

Can I just tell ya'll (new orleans here) that I read different seasons the year it came out, but when the Shawshank Redemption firt showed on DVD, I knew it was familiar but did not immedialtely recognize it. It (the movie) can be seen, it seems, at one time or another on a variety of cable channels. I am grateful for this as I've read again S.K. novella of "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption." and recognize quotes and speech patterns developed by S.K. in the original version. This will always be an endearing story with many life long lessons to explore.

 
 
Posted By: History2012 - September 25th, 2011 2:11:33 am EDT

One of best novellas I have ever read and the movie was adapted into my favorite movie of all time.

 
 
Posted By: Vickster - June 15th, 2011 6:09:57 pm EDT

Mr. King's best work -- evah. I enjoy all of him, but this is the Masterpiece. IMO.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - June 5th, 2011 5:32:46 am EDT

It's amazing. I read this novella about a hundred times. I love it! SK is great and this story is my favorite. Thank you so much, Mr. King, for this wonderful book.

 
 
Posted By: Jonny - April 11th, 2011 12:40:32 am EDT

Dear Andy Dufresne Rape, yes, yes he was. Read the novella carefully and you'll see.

 
 
Posted By: Kalphis - February 9th, 2011 4:09:14 pm EST

I cant find the book on this website, I just find the movie. =/

 
 
Posted By: Andy Dufresne Rape - July 31st, 2010 1:50:27 pm EDT
At the risk of being skewered on here.....was he raped or not? I have seen the movie over 30 times (at least) and read the original novella but dont remember it being explicit.
 
 
Posted By: S.K.Rules - July 4th, 2010 10:08:47 am EDT
I loved this starie and it's adaption (Frank Darabont RULES). Amazing storie could not put down, I really liked the ending were it ended in "I hope."
 
 
Posted By: Neena - May 18th, 2010 10:12:45 am EDT
Amazing and stunning!!! One of a kind!
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - February 18th, 2010 6:26:41 pm EST
A lot of thoughts about this PERFECT novella. Has no word to describe so amaizing novella like this. Novella about strongest person. Everyone should be try to be like Andy at least on 1/10
 
 
Posted By: Aidanl - October 27th, 2009 9:53:32 pm EDT
A phenomenal book.
 
 
Posted By: Dana - May 23rd, 2009 9:16:14 am EDT
Beautiful story.
 
 
Posted By: Matteo - May 17th, 2009 6:49:19 pm EDT
Amazing
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - January 21st, 2009 1:36:49 pm EST
i thought that this was an amazing novella I didn't even know that Stephen King wrote this novel.
 
 
Posted By: Nick - January 8th, 2009 10:35:56 am EST
I bought the different seasons book at a used bookstore if that helps... But im sure you could always get barnes and noble to order it or some other bookstore
 
 
Posted By: Vanessa - January 5th, 2009 6:21:01 pm EST
It was a great movie. But whenever I got to the bookstore I seem to have a problem finding the book itself..Any help?
 
NOTE: This is not sold under that title; it is part of Different Seasons.

 
 
Posted By: Cody44 - December 4th, 2008 12:11:56 am EST
Oh, and how satisfying this story really is... I would rank it was my favorite king Movie and Novella.
 

 

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