I’m going to read Different Seasons next as part of The Stephen King Project.
Different Seasons is a collection of four novellas. Each novella was written directly after King had finished a long novel. He’d never been able to get them published.
Early in his career his editors and agents were worried he’d be ‘typed’ as a horror writer. This turned out to be unfounded because of King’s success. King suggested publishing these novellas to show his versatility as writer. The title reflects this.
Three of the novellas have been adapted for the screen:
> Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption as The Shawshank Redemption in 1994 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shawshank_Redemption)
> Apt Pupil in a film of the same name in 1998 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apt_Pupil_(film)
> The Body as Stand by Me in 1986 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_by_Me_(film)
The strange gentleman’s club that features in The Breathing Method also features in the story The Man Who Loved Flowers from King’s collection Night Shift. I wish he’d written a bunch of stories about the club. The club reminded me of The Chowder Society in Ghost Story by Peter Straub.