A BOOK AND ITS ON-SCREEN ADAPTATION
A discussion of Stephen King's novella The Body, and of its 1986 film adaptation, Stand By Me.
The Double Negative Book Club is a discussion group in which a work of literature is examined in reference to its on-screen (film or TV) adaptation.
It’s 1960 in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine. Ray Brower, a boy from a nearby town, has disappeared, and 12-year-old Gordie Lachance and his three friends set out on a quest to find his body along the railroad tracks. During the course of their journey, Gordie, Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp, and Vern Tessio come to terms with death and the harsh truths of growing up in a small factory town that doesn’t offer much in the way of a future. A timeless exploration of the loneliness and isolation of young adulthood, Stephen King’s The Body is an iconic, unforgettable, coming-of-age story.
Attendees will be reading a newly-released stand-alone edition of The Body (originally published as part of the collection Different Seasons). Stand By Me is available to rent via Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, and through the Las Vegas-Clark County Library district. Please note: The Writer's Block will not be screening Stand By Me.