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Apt Pupil?

Discussion in 'Different Seasons' started by notebookgirl, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    As the other novellas in Different seasons it is great.
     
  2. Karloff

    Karloff Well-Known Member

    one of my all time favourites.. ehhhhhhhhhhhh..
     
  3. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    Todd Bowden is one of my favorite King characters.

    He's just so . . . wrong, you know?

    "Died pretty hard for a guidance counselor."

    Classic.
     
  4. stacy270

    stacy270 Keep On Floatin' On

    I am rereading right now.I had to skip a part:(
     
  5. USA1

    USA1 Active Member

    It's defiantly my favorite story in Different Seasons. And that ending, wow, I loved it. I wish King had more of his stories end in a bang like that.
     
  6. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    What I like about the end of this story is that we know it was five hours later and almost dark

    before "they" took him down

    But it is left to us -- as best we can and as we see fit -- to imagine the interim.

    Simply delicious.
     
  7. graveflower

    graveflower Well-Known Member

    I think that Apt Pupil is one of if not my favorite SK story. I just finished listening to it again today and WOW it is sooooo good.
     
  8. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    No need to be defiant! :D:)

    :m_bigwink:

    Just bought a paper back of this - Apt Pupil plus the other three stories in Different Seasons - it was at the bank and the money goes to cancer - 2 bucks!
     
  9. L053R

    L053R Member

    I just started reading this collection and wow! Really love the ending and I just saw the movie last year! Hope "the body" is great, because I really love stand by me! I never knew how much of SK's world, I was exposed to growing up and am determined to read everything I can get my hands on and/or watch!! Slowly but surely..
     
  10. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....that novella far exceeds even the fantastic film adaptation.....
     
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  11. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I always found Apt Pupil the most chilling of all the stories.Just your basic next door neighborhood kid. I also think any film adaptation ever lived up to the potential of the book.
     
  12. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    It's the only story that ever made me root for the Nazi.
     
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  13. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...scary innit?.....
     
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  14. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    As has been said the only time I felt sorry for the Nazi. The kid was born with something twisted in him just looking for something to bring it out.
     
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