A Review of Stephen King’s The Mist

The Mist (1980) is a novella set in Bridgton, a small town in Maine. Following a violent storm that breaks a stifling heat wave the town becomes enveloped in a thick and mysterious mist. Set in the local grocery store, a group of residents and tourists try to make sense of the strange situation they […]

A Review of Stephen King’s ‘The Breathing Method’

This was written as part of the Stephen King Project. “Birth is wonderful, gentlemen, but I have never found it beautiful – not by any stretch of the imagination. I believe it is too brutal to be beautiful. A woman’s womb is like and engine. With conception, that engine is turned on. At first it […]

A Review of Stephen King’s “The Body.”

Stephen King’s novella, The Body was originally published in Different Seasons alongside three other novellas (Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Breathing Method) in 1982. Several years later it was adapted into the critically acclaimed film, Stand By Me, a title change that emphasises the strong binds of friendship that tie the […]

A Review of Stephen King’s ‘Apt Pupil’

*This review was written as part of The Stephen King Project* Apt Pupil (1982) is a novella by Stephen King which originally appeared in Different Seasons, a collection of four novellas. Set in California, Apt Pupil follows Todd Bowden an all-American, golden schoolboy as he enters into a parasitic relationship with Arthur Denker after discovering […]