Stephen King's The Body: Bookmarked by Aaron Burch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 9th 2016 by Ig Publishing
Source: egalley via edelweiss
This was ok. The author is a creative writing professor and the movie "Stand by Me" had a great effect on him. The courses he teaches always centre around the coming-of-age theme and he uses King's "The Body" for study. The book talks a lot about nostalgia with the author turning it into a part memoir of his own coming-of-age. He examines some scenes in the movie and the book also comparing the two. I just found it to be more about the author, Aaron Burch, who I really am not interested in knowing about his personal life. The book being short held my attention long enough to finish it. BTW, "Stand By Me" is also one of my all time favourites which I've watched many more times than I've read "The Body". Each I read and saw first the years of publication.