All member reviews for Different Seasons

Common Sense Media says

Four classic King tales, pretty raw stuff in places.
 

Users say

(out of 3 reviews)
age 15+
 
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Parent of a 2 year old Written bygerbowski December 13, 2012
age 14+
 

A good collection of four stories

These four novellas are some of Stephen Kings best early work. If you are a fan of either his books or the movies that have been made from them, you will probably like this one.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old June 14, 2013
age 12+
 

Amazing But Touches Some Heavy Topics.

I have read this book, and wow, Stephan King is amazing. This has very mature topics though. If your kids read this book, talk to them about the constant cursing, violence, sex, drinking and smoking, and consumerism that are in the amazing short stories.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byAl_Piccone July 23, 2015
age 18+
 

Disappointingly Graphic and Vulgar

I have wanted to read a Stephen King book ever since I was around ten, and my grandfather told me how terrified he was when he read "The Tommyknockers." Recently, I was given permission from my father to read Different Seasons. I tore right through "Rita Haysworth and the Shawshank Redemption," and although it had some graphic sexual references, they were infrequent enough for me to enjoy the story. Next came "Apt Pupil." This story has quite an interesting concept. A boy who has taken an interest in the Holocaust realizes that his neighbor was a Nazi General and decides to pay him a visit. However, as I go through the story, there are parts were both the old man and the young boy take to killing homeless people, there are some disgusting, sick, sex scenes, and twisted morals. The boy also murders several other people at the end of the story, one as brutally as the previous incidents. There are no redeemable characters worth mentioning in the story. I managed to get through it, Stephen King being the gifted story teller he is. In "The Body," the children in the story discover a body, and begin to think about their mortality. This review is somewhat incomplete, because I could not bring myself to finish the book. The children smoke, look at pornographic magazines, and have been abused by their parents. These incidents are relayed with detail as the main character, Gordon, relays them to the reader, for character development. All of this, combined with Apt Pupil, disturbed me too much to finish the story.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing