I have wanted to read a Stephen King book ever since I was around ten, and my grandfather told me how terrified he was when he read "The Tommyknockers." Recently, I was given permission from my father to read Different Seasons. I tore right through "Rita Haysworth and the Shawshank Redemption," and although it had some graphic sexual references, they were infrequent enough for me to enjoy the story. Next came "Apt Pupil." This story has quite an interesting concept. A boy who has taken an interest in the Holocaust realizes that his neighbor was a Nazi General and decides to pay him a visit. However, as I go through the story, there are parts were both the old man and the young boy take to killing homeless people, there are some disgusting, sick, sex scenes, and twisted morals. The boy also murders several other people at the end of the story, one as brutally as the previous incidents. There are no redeemable characters worth mentioning in the story. I managed to get through it, Stephen King being the gifted story teller he is. In "The Body," the children in the story discover a body, and begin to think about their mortality. This review is somewhat incomplete, because I could not bring myself to finish the book. The children smoke, look at pornographic magazines, and have been abused by their parents. These incidents are relayed with detail as the main character, Gordon, relays them to the reader, for character development. All of this, combined with Apt Pupil, disturbed me too much to finish the story.