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Apt Pupil

Stephen King

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense, Horror & ghost stories, Short stories

King's timeless coming of age novella, adapted into a celebrated movie, now available for the first time from Hodder in standalone form, as part of their exciting Stephen King reissue programme for 2021.

The No. 1 bestselling author Stephen King's memorable story Apt Pupil - published in his 1982 story collection Different Seasons and made into a movie starring Ian McKellan and Brad Renfro - is now available as a standalone publication.

You must know that your fate and my own are inextricably intertwined

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, and to learn all about Dussander's dark and deadly past . . . a decades-old manhunt Dussander has escaped to this day.

Yet Todd doesn't want to turn his teacher in. Todd wants to know more. Much more. He is about to face his fears and learn the real meaning of power - and the seductive lure of evil.

A classic story from Stephen King Apt Pupil reveals layers upon layers of deception and horror as the boy and old man hold each other in a mutual deathgrip. Each knows something the other wants kept secret.

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Praise for Apt Pupil

  • King has an uncanny knack of finding horror in the midst of the commonplace - DAILY MAIL

  • Not since Dickens has a writer had so many readers by the throat - GUARDIAN

  • King readers know that he is an absolute master of the long story - DAILY EXPRESS

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World Number One bestseller Stephen King has captivated audiences with his stories from Carrie to Duma Key. So powerful are his originals, that they have been turned into successful films including Misery, The Green Mile, Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption, directed by the world class director, Frank Darabond.

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