Stand By Me by Wendell BerryA short story by Wendell Berry .https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/...
My January Challenge for 2019 was to read 3 short stories and one Novel over 800 pages. I am not a short story reader and wanted to challenge myself to read a chosen few that I felt might convert me.
Stand by Me was one of those I chose to read free online and I enjoyed it and while my challenge hasnt converted me to short story reading, I enjoyed the ones I tried and it is great to try something new.
I find with short stories they are over before they begin and am always left wanting more however I did enjoy this particular one as I felt it had a beginning a middle and an end and I got a sense of the characters and the story and enjoyed the read. I liked the setting of this story as stories about family and farming always appeal to me.
A lovely short story and a nice one to complete my January challenge.
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Stand by Me
Similarly, directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer draw very heavily from the The Shining in Pet Sematary , particularly in their portrayal of the vast and isolated American wilderness. It largely eschews this obvious cinematic influence while also cleverly restructuring its source material. The novel It constantly jumps back and forth between the present day and a distant past, following the leads as both adults and children. It removes that framing device, relegating its adult characters entirely to It Chapter Two. Along the way, these four teens contemplate what it means to grow up. Both Gordie and Bill are processing the recent loss of a brother. Both Stand by Me and It are stories about young teens who embark on an epic adventure that forces them to confront the inevitability of death.
Goonies never say die; this quartet is stuck in a vortex of abuse and mistreatment, usually coming from a parent to their child. Reiner brings a nuance to the boys and faithfully captures the distinctive ways that these odd pubescent creatures interact with one another. The friends shoot the breeze about girls all posturing, naturally and entertain one another by recounting Castle Rock apocrypha, as in the extended tangent about vengeful projectile-vomiter Lardass Hogan. The director would put his fondness for the oral tradition of storytelling on full display in The Princess Bride one year later, but in Stand by Me , tall tales help add shading to a specific lifestyle. The narrator goes on to note that Chris ended up murdered from a chance encounter and Teddy did a stint in the clink. That line perfectly encapsulates the two separate sensibilities that combine to make this an enduring account of youth: the headstrong feeling of invincibility endemic to boyhood, as King creeps in the background, dangling their marred futures just out of frame. Yearning to return to purer days, regardless of whether that purity is imagined or not, is the one constant uniting every generation of viewer.
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The film is based on Stephen King 's novella The Body. Its title is derived from Ben E. King 's song , which plays over the ending credits. Stand by Me tells the fictional story of four boys in a small town in Oregon who go on a hike to find the dead body of another boy. In , author Gordie Lachance reads in the newspaper that his childhood best friend, Chris Chambers, has died. Gordie narrates an extended flashback, later revealed to be a story he is writing.