Mini Review | The Body Scared the Emotions Out of Me

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By: Stephen King

Overall Rating: ★★★★

It’s the summer of 1960 in Castle Rock, Maine. Gordie Lachance and his 3 friends set out to find a dead body. On the way, they run into sadistic bullies, grumpy old men, and a few other unexpected things. 

No, there aren’t any ghosts, evil cars, rabid dogs or killers but that didn’t make this novella any less enjoyable. The references to other King stories–Cujo, Salem’s Lot, Shawshank Redemption, and more I probably missed–made the story that much better (at least for me). King’s world-building is amazing and the fact that he thinks so far ahead (or behind) to have characters, events, and locations intertwine leaves me in awe. Let’s not forget Gordie, Verne, Teddy, and Chris are the most messed up kids ever, yet you still want to see them overcome their circumstances. It also helped that I saw the movie before reading this story. It is one of the rare occasions the movie actually did the story justice! 

The Verdict

Even though I don’t consider this a classic horror story, it was SO GOOD. Who knew you could feel so much love for a 12 year-old slum named Chris Chambers. Gordie and Chris’s friendship is everything you’d want as a kid and I teared up finding out what happens to each of them. If you’re looking for a slightly twisted coming-of-age story, read this! And then go watch Stand By Me because River Phoenix as Chris is everything you’d want in life.

(I’m not crying…there’s just something in my eye)

Theme Song

I’m not going to pretend there is any other song for this story. It’s a classic.

Talk To Me

Any Stephen King fans out there? Have you read this? What did you think?

October TBR

October tbr.jpgI decided to dedicate this month to – mostly – horror & thrillers. I don’t give my scary
stories enough love even though they are some of my favorites. I mean, who doesn’t love
a good scare?

Here are some of the books I’m excited to get through before Halloween. I’ve had IT for almost a year and have yet to dive in, even though I’ve seen both movie adaptations. As you can see, Stephen King is a theme here – he is the master of horror!


In other news I’m sitting here patiently waiting for Kingdom of Ash to drop on the 23rd, at which time my horror thrills will take a back seat. I NEED to know how this ends. Love Throne of Glass as much as I do? Check out one of my playlists!

Talk to Me: What are you excited to read this month?