Ranking the novellas in this collection.

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Wayoftheredpanda

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May 15, 2018
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From least to best.

4:The Breathing Method; A very short and very bland novella, I would prefer a novella that focused more on the history of 249B rather than a tale within a tale that isn't that interesting except for the ending. 5/10

3:The Body; An exciting adventure that captures the esscence of boyhood at the start of the '60s. A very likeable tale with very likeable characters, an all around good story.
8/10

2:Apt Pupil; A horror story of a different sort, focusing on the very real evils of corruption and manipulation rather than shape-changing aliens or evil native-American burial grounds. A story that's crazy from start to finish and ends with quite a bang, Apt Pupil is the most King-like story in this collection. 8.5/10

1:R.H. and the Shawshank Redemption; An inspiring tale of a falsely-accused man who plans his great escape. With elements of hope, friendship, and determination, RHSR is a King story you can recommend to anyone. 9/10
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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#2
From least to best.

4:The Breathing Method; A very short and very bland novella, I would prefer a novella that focused more on the history of 249B rather than a tale within a tale that isn't that interesting except for the ending. 5/10

3:The Body; An exciting adventure that captures the esscence of boyhood at the start of the '60s. A very likeable tale with very likeable characters, an all around good story.
8/10

2:Apt Pupil; A horror story of a different sort, focusing on the very real evils of corruption and manipulation rather than shape-changing aliens or evil native-American burial grounds. A story that's crazy from start to finish and ends with quite a bang, Apt Pupil is the most King-like story in this collection. 8.5/10

1:R.H. and the Shawshank Redemption; An inspiring tale of a falsely-accused man who plans his great escape. With elements of hope, friendship, and determination, RHSR is a King story you can recommend to anyone. 9/10
....I agree with all except the rating of The Breathing Method.....I thought it was a hella good read, but like you-I wish he'd visit that club more often....ya know what?...that would be a hell of a collection of short stories if he chose to write more, using the club as the over arching setting.....
 
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