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Live the Shawshank Experience
on 6 August 2001
One of Stephen King's all time best novellas. It has only taken me about 5 years to finally get around to reading this story having had it sit on my bookshelf for years. Having also seen and enjoyed the film so many times it was so pleasing to know that the film stuck so closely to the novel that you can almost hear Morgan Freeman narrating it! One of the most beautifully written pieces of fiction I have read in a long time you just don't want it to end. Live through the injustice of Andy Dufryce's wrongful imprisonment and his revenge through the words of his friend, the ageing 'Irish'. A wonderful story that stands the test of time having originally been written in 1982. A story I could read time and time again and not get bored. I would give this 6 stars if I could!