Nov 11, 2017

Short Story Saturday | Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King


This feature was created by Lauren from 365 Days of Reading


Title: Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
Anthology: Different Seasons
Rating:  ★★★★★

One Line Summary:  A man convicted of murder lives in a prison brutally ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly run by a con who knows all the ropes and pulls all the strings.

Thoughts: I picked this up after my boyfriend read it, and loved it. If you've seen the movie starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, this short story is almost word-for-word of that movie.

Stephen King creates these realistic characters in such a short time, that you learn to love and care for in just a few pages. I felt like I knew Red and Andy Dufresne and I really wanted their friendship to continue on for many years after the story was overall. Definitely a worthwhile read and can't recommend it enough (and the movie too!)


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