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Eh - Not even close to a favorite Stephen King. ( )
  tnociti | Mar 7, 2015 |
Revisited this story in audiobook form after many, many years. It was rather a different experience, more frightening, than the first time I read it in my late teens. Maybe the teenager me was more comfortable with the idea of the boy's monstrous transformation. Or it may simply be that it feels more real, more possible, to me now than it did 30 years ago. There are so many monstors hiding behind wholesome, smiling masks. Frank Mueller narrates it perfectly, as always. ( )
  PortM | Nov 30, 2013 |
This is a double masterpiece: Frank Mueller's voice talent only helps to highlight this psychological thriller from the mind of Stephen King. The movie does not do this story justice. While a lot of people wrongfully equate King's writing with the Slice 'n' Dice Horror genre, this in an intense thriller based on a young man befriending a hiding Nzi war criminal and the your man becoming ensnared in his own lies. ( )
  PghDragonMan | Dec 10, 2007 |
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Todd Bowden is an apt pupil. Good grades, good family, a paper route. But he is about to meet a different kind of teacher: Mr. Dussander. Todd knows all about Dussander's darl past. The torture. The death. The decades-old manhunt Dussander has escaped to this day. Yet Todd doesn't want to turn him in. Todd wants to know more. Much more. He is about to learn the real meaning of power--and the seductive lure of evil.

This acclaimed collection of four novellas by Stephen King also includes "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" (basis for the Academy Award nominated film The Shawshank Redemption), "The Body" (inspiration for the motion picture Stand By Me), and "The Breathing Method."
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This movie is based on the novella 'Apt Pupil' from Stephen King's collection DIFFERENT SEASONS. A teenager (Brad Renfro) makes the acquaintance of a Nazi war criminal (Ian McKellen) hiding out in a surburban community and becomes his 'pupil', promising to remain silent if the old German will speak of the atrocities committed in the concentration camps. Now a major film starring Ian McKellen , Brad Renfro (SLEEPERS), Kevin Pollack (THE USUAL SUSPECTS) and David Schwimmer (FRIENDS), and directed by Bryan Singer, who was responsible for the highly acclaimed THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

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