Synopses & Reviews
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."
An official Signet movie tie-in, this book contains four of Stephen King's most popular novellas. "Apt Pupil", one of the stories in this work, is scheduled to be released in early 1998 by Phoenix Pictures in movie theaters nationwide. Directed by Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects"), it stars David Schwimmer, Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joe Morton, Kevin Pollack, and Elias Koteas. Two other stories from this book, "The Body" and "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" were also made into major motion pictures.
About the Author
Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.