The Body: A Review

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I was going to insert a screenshot from Stand By Me, but… copyright.  So enjoy these train tracks instead.

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

Or, it could be the afternoon or the evening, wherever you are on this planet.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas/Hanukkah/whatever you do during the festive season.  Even though I said in the last post that I was going to abandon this blog for a while, I now have some downtime.

Anyway, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to you, but…this particular review is way overdue!  In fact, there hasn’t been a book review on here for ages!  Well, I’ve been working on this review for quite a while now, but life gets in the way (I was really preoccupied with assignments and Christmas).  Sometimes there are times that I don’t have the motivation or the time to write, and frankly, I value quality over quantity.  I’d rather a decent post once in a while than shitty posts almost every day for the sake of posting.  Anyway, that’s just me.  I’ll stop rambling now.

So, let’s get right to the review, shall we?

The Body is the third novella in Stephen King’s quartet Different Seasons.  As the majority of us know, it spawned the movie Stand By Me (if you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favour).  Personally, out of all the novellas in this collection, The Body would have to be my favourite.  Out of the four, this one was the least dark, albeit death being a major theme.  The Body takes us back to the summer of 1960 and is narrated by Gordon Lachance, a writer who fondly remembers that summer.

(incoming spoilers under the cut)

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I’m sorry.

Dear beloved readers,

I know I’ve promised more content, but I have to be honest and tell you all that I’ve got too many commitments going on right now.  I’ve started studying a new online course which is taking up a lot of my time, and I’ve also been in the process of serious job hunting and planning for the future.  Because of this, I haven’t been on here for quite a while, nor have I been reading a lot either (if you don’t count module content).

As for now, I’m going to have to put TABL on another break.  While it’s so much fun being here and writing blog posts, I have no choice but to prioritise my activities, and TABL is further down the list.  For this, I just want to say sorry to you all.

I hope you all understand.  This isn’t goodbye–I want to continue blogging, but you probably won’t see any more content on here until after the new year.

Wishing you all a splendid festive season, wherever you are in the world.  Continue reading and blogging, and I appreciate you all!   See you next year!

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