I'm pretty new to Steven King and I was sold on this book by the inclusion of two of my favourite movies, The Shawsahnk Redemption and Stand By Me (Here, The Body). What I got was a book containing four stunning stories, equally compelling but radically different. I understand that this is not King's usual style and I am looking forward to reading some of his more typical work, but I would heartily reccommend anybody getting stuck into this book. Although The Shawshank Redemption was a good film, there's something much more personal and detailed about the book. And The Body was so much more enjoyable than Stand By Me, even though that is one of my favourite films. Apt Pupil was pretty chilling, with an equally scary ending despite the lack of blood and gore. The Breathing method was a good old fashioned ghost tale at heart, but the introduction and build up to the main story was so brilliantly written. I would seriously reccommend this book to anybody. It's a fantastic read.