The Body

The Body

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In 1960s America, four young boys go on a journey to search for the body of a boy killed by a train. As they travel, they discover how cruel the world can be, but also how wondrous....

Title:The Body
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780582418172
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    The Body Reviews

  • Nataliya

    For all of those who keep insisting that Stephen King is a literary equivalent of Big Mac and fries, writing in the comfortable confines of the frequently-despised 'genre' - please take a look at The ...

  • Peter

    Interesting novella showing the lives of four young boys growing up in the early 60s. Teddy, Chris, Vern and Gordon ("Gordie", the narrator who later becomes an author). You'll find typical small town...

  • Leo .

    Well what can I say? What a great coming of age drama. King at his absolute best. When this story was made into a film Stand By Me with River Phoenix and Keifer Sutherland I thought there is no way th...

  • Carol

    I really liked the movie Stand By Me so I knew going in to expect a great read, but what I found was so much more.The Body is a timeless coming-of-age story. Set in late summer of 1960's Maine, four t...

  • Emily B

    I decided that in 2020 I would try harder to read some Stephen King. After reading The Body I wish I had started with it. I didn’t really care for the two short stories within the novella. When the ...

  • Sandeep

    This story is a journey of young boys growing up, loss of innocence, and friendship. This is probably the most authentic coming of age story I've experienced. These kids feel like REAL kids. They act ...

  • Duane

    This early Stephen King story was adapted into the 1986 movie Stand by Me. The setting is 1960s Maine where four young teens take a walking adventure trip looking for a dead boy's body. If you grew up...

  • Helga

    “The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. It’s hard to make strangers care about the good things in your life.”Besides Charles Dickens and Ruth Hogan, Ste...

  • Elisabeth

    5 starsSimply amazing....

  • Kerri

    This my second reading of The Body, and its just as powerful this time round, at times even more so because knowing how it ends changes how it reads, if that makes sense. It's strongly linked in my mi...