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Apt Pupil
Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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JenniferEgnor
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There is something about what the Germans did that exercises a deadly fascination over us—something that opens the catacombs of the imagination. Maybe we know that under the right set of circumstances the things that live in the catacombs would be glad to crawl out. And what do you think they would look like? I think most of them would look like ordinary accountants.

Louise That‘s a scary thought! Other writers have said similar things: Patrick Süßkind in The Reader, for example, and Hannah Arendt in The Banality Of Evil. (edited) 3mo
JenniferEgnor It‘s terrifying, I totally agree with Stephen King here. Monsters don‘t always look scary on the outside. 3mo
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charreads
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A novella from the Different Seasons collection of a boy, Todd Bowden, who does well in school & one day meets as new kind of teacher, Mr. Dussander. A teacher who has a dark past & has been on the run for decades until now. Todd learns the true meaning of power & how seductive evil can be.
Note: Mr. Dussander was/is apart of the SS/Nazi movement (story takes place in the 70s) and does mention Nazi Germany and killing of animals.

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overtheedge
Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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The slow build of the story and the characters themselves were terrifying and made this a truly creepy and absorbing tale of horror.

MySharonaK What a great gripping novel. The film is really good as well 6mo
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charreads
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The answer is: it would be boring (I think). Yesterday I didn‘t have a book to read and it seemed as if the day was never going to end. I hate spending the day on my phone and computer cause it‘s not good to do that plus I have no real social life so there‘s no one to talk to. Luckily today I bought two books as I wait for my library hold to be ready.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll second that! I joined another audiobook site yesterday, just for the free audiobook for the first month...because I needed an audiobook ASAP...to much going on for my physical book. But whether you need fiction for an escape or nonfiction for the real story, life would be boring without books. 6mo
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JenlovesJT47
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This gets a pick from me, mostly because SK is a brilliant writer and this is so exception. BUT, the characters are gross and despicable, and my mind is still reeling from what I just read. I‘m going to read an Outlander novella to cleanse my brain lol. This is definitely worth reading if you are a horror fan. These aren‘t ghosts or killer clowns, but real life monsters - which is why they are so frightening. I can‘t wait to watch the movie! 4⭐️

Bookladylinda I hope to read this one soon! 9mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Question for everyone: I‘m reading the SK novella collection called Different Seasons, and I truly don‘t believe he knows what a novella is lol. I‘m reading Apt Pupil currently, story number 2, and it is the size of a regular length novel. Is it cheating if I split it up into four books on Goodreads? I feel like I will have read 4 books by the time I finish this and only get credit for one. 🤔

#StephenKing

GingerAntics I‘d break it up into one. I have the same collection. I would definitely break it up into 4 books. 9mo
C.Perone I don't think it's cheating at all 9mo
Redwritinghood Breaking it up into 4 doesn‘t seem unreasonable for this collection. 9mo
JenlovesJT47 @GingerAntics @C.Perone @Redwritinghood good! I felt like I was being cheated if that makes sense lol. 9mo
GingerAntics Yeah, I think the definition of novella isn‘t well understood. If it gets beyond like maybe 100 pages or so it‘s sort of moved on to novel for me. 9mo
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JacintaMCarter
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AndreaReads
Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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A is for Apt Pupil 👨‍🎓

(Already a day behind...) My first thought for ‘A‘ was Annie Wilkes because she‘s one of my favorites, but I saw her a lot yesterday, so then I remembered this movie from my teen years and the fact that the short story collection is still sitting on my TBR.
#KingAtoZ

GarthRanzz This is one of the better story to movie adaptions, IMO. The story is so scary in that real life type of horror. 2y
AndreaReads @GarthRanzz I agree. It is a great adaptation—and it is completely terrifying! 2y
peaknit I loved this one! 2y
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ChelseaM6010
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Starting off #KingAtoZ!
A is Apt Pupil for me! (Found in "Different Seasons"). One of my favorite short stories/novellas by King!
@GarthRanzz

#LosersClub #ConstantReader

BibliophileMomma Is Losers club a Stephen King bookclub? 2y
GarthRanzz Awesome choice Chelsea! Definitely one of my favourite King short stories. And a pretty decent movie adaption as well. 2y
GarthRanzz @Tiffy_Reads Yes it is! It‘s run by @TricksyTails. Reading a King a month, in publishing order. 2y
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Readage
Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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• Annie Wilkes (psycho number one fan) from “Misery” is a great way to start! I‘ve got this one ☝️ for my first #KingAtoZ challenge entry. Great idea @GarthRanzz I hope I can keep up! I actually haven‘t read this yet 😐 •

#challenge #faveauthors #novels #theKing #StephenKing

GarthRanzz Oh, Apt Pupil is good! And you do need to read it. It‘s one of those disturbing human horror stories where man is the monster. And hits a litre close to home in today‘s world. 2y
Readage @GarthRanzz Definitely on the looming TBR!! Thanks for the rec 😉 2y
GarthRanzz Have you seen the movie with Ian McKellen and Brad Renfro? One of the better movie adaptions. 2y
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Readage @GarthRanzz No, I haven‘t!! 2y
GarthRanzz Watch it if you can. After you‘ve read the story of course. 😊 2y
Readage @GarthRanzz For sure! 2y
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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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Horribly screwed up in some parts but honestly, it was a lot longer than it needed to be and it ended suddenly which took me out of it as well. All in all, won‘t have to read it again and I‘m definitely not giving the movie another chance.

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ThatNerdyBookwyrm
Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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Not only is this story ridiculously fucked, it‘s too long.

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mjdowens
Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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This was another audiobook finished today. The only monsters here are human. Creepy psychological mayhem.

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Apoorv
Apt Pupil | Stephen King
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One-word Review: WEIRD!