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Posted May 23, 2012
The book The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King is an excellent book that keeps you reading until the end. King does a very good job at descriptive details; he describes the prison life so well that you would almost believe your right there. The only downfall is the timeline of the book; it jumps back and forth and goes either really fast or really slow. It’s kind of hard to follow along if you don’t truly understand what the timeline is doing.
The story is narrated by man named Red, who killed his wife to collect insurance. Everyone is probably thinking “what an awful man” and “I already don’t like this guy” but throughout the story without knowing, you start to actually feel sorry for him and everyone else in the prison. I don’t know what it is that Stephen King does but you really start to feel like they all have done nothing wrong.
When a man by the name of Andy Dufrense comes to Shawshank on charges of killing his wife Linda Dufrense and her lover Glenn Quentin, who was a golf pro he changes the prison and he becomes a man nobody will ever forget. Andy claims to be not guilty, and throughout the story he tries to prove that. He usually keeps to himself and he has this attitude about him that doesn’t seem right for a prisoner at Shawshank prison. He walks around calmly and upright just as if he was talking a walk through the park, this doesn’t land Andy many friends. While doing his time in Shawshank he is constantly fighting a battle with these men people call the sisters and his freedom.
This book is a very adventurous and somewhat mysterious book, it’s probably not suitable for younger readers just because of the language and some sexual content, but I would definitely recommend it to young adults.
Posted May 23, 2012
“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” by Stephen King explores many different things. The book tells a story of friendship in the prison system. It shows the camaraderie between inmates and how each of them looks out for the other as much as they can. The book goes into detail about one specific friendship and explains it every well.
“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” can be hard to follow at times. The narrator tends to jump around in the story a lot because he is literally telling the story by memory. He will mention something and then say that he get back to it later. Then, he revisits it. He never leaves you wondering about something after he has mentioned it. If you tend to get lost in a book if the story line does not go in the right order, this is not the book for you.
This book does explain a great moral. Never lose hope” is conveyed throughout the entire book. It is very indirect you have to think about it. The book can challenge readers to think outside the box. It also has great suspense and will always keep you guessing.
The main character, Andy, has been convicted of a crime. He did not commit the crime as he says and you find out in the first few pages. The book goes into detail about how he has changed and what he does and the way he manages to stay hopeful.
The book has a special twist at the end of the story. You find something out that is so small that chances are, you missed it throughout the whole book. The suspense will lead you all the way to the end and you will no thave any unanswered questions.
Stephen Kings “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” is a great book of friendship and hope.
Posted May 22, 2012
I’m sure that most people have seen the movie or read the short story by Stephen King “Shawshank Redemption.” This is a story about a man in prison in Red Redding who is telling you about his stint in prison and the story of one of his friends in Shawshank prison. The story is based around Red in the future telling you about Andy Dufresne’s experiences in prison. Andy Dufresne is in jail for the murder of his wife and her lover. This is a crime in which Red believes Andy did not commit.
There is a common theme throughout the story and it is to never give up hope. The message is really uplifting. They show that they can make the best of prison and that they look forward to the sunny beaches when they get out.
This story has many positives and very few negatives. Positives are: Stephen King is incredible at setting the scene of the story; you can tell that every word of the story is meant to be there and it has an importance. I believe that the point of view in which the story is told helps to see the story in the way that everyone else sees the story; from the outside looking in. You do not know what Andy is thinking, you do not know if Andy is actually guilty of these murders. I also think at the same time that this is just the fun of the story; you do not have to know all of the facts. You are just kind of left with the mystery.
There are a few drawbacks of the story for example I wish it were longer! Also the end of the story end sort of abrupt. It would have really been nice if he would have written a sequel.
This is a very good book and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys drama, moderate suspense, and some thrilling action.
Posted April 19, 2012
Posted February 11, 2004
This was better then the movie it was outstanding I mean how Stephen King talk all about the things in this story Andy got convicted of Murder and he hated staying at Shawshank. The first couple months that he was there he really didn't have any friends til he meet 'red' When andy asked 'I heard your the one who can get things' it really caught me by surprise. Alot of other things that happened in this stroy is that Andy & Red had a very great friendship for over twenty years. This book really is a good one you got to check it out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 30, 2002
This book was to raw to handle. I could not put it down cause it was great!!! If there is another book like this, you bet I am going to look at it. It is slick rick like a magic trick.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted September 4, 2000
This book was great, although I only read Rita Hayworth and the shawshank redemption I was taken away. I had seen the movie earlier last year and feel in love with it. And even if you have or havent seen the movie I belive you will find it very tastfull and fullfilly about hope and how much we can endure through our lives.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 13, 2000
This was a masterpiece of literature!! He tells the story so well. It actually feels like you are in the prison with Andy and Red. This story has a real and very good plot to it. I loved the book!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 14, 2000
This book will keep you reading. I found it to be enveloping and it completely carried me away. I would start reading and soon enough it would be 3 hours later and I had just read 150 pages or so. Don't get this book if your pressed for time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 29, 2000
This book deserves more than 5 stars. when i first watched the movie, i was only 10. so i didn't understand it. But then i watched it all over again jst recently, then read the book. i laughed, cried and felt so many emotions at once. andy is so strong, after all that, striving. motivation and determination can get you anywhere. This is definatly one of Stephen Kings best. something that DOESN'T have anything to do with good or evil, freaky fat ladie, gypsies, or phsyco animals.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 24, 2000
Posted March 29, 2000
This book (actually I watched the movie) was one of the best movies that I have ever seen. It proves that people can and will follow their dreams if they follow their hearts wether it be good or bad. If you've never watched the movie-you need to watch it! I recommend it! Along with my other recommendations below! There great books...read 'em and then you can tell me different! And personally, I don't think that ***** stars is nearly what it should be!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 15, 2000
Posted January 6, 2000
I think that this book is a very good betral of american siocoty in the old day, it is very influental to all people and i think its one of the best ive ever read, and im only 17 years old and i dont really read that much so thats got to tell you something. This book also reaches out to people lets you know the truth about things, and i like and respect those kinda things!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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