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What is your favorite story or stories by King & why? Mine would have to be The Langoliers, The Shining, Desperation, The Green Mile, & maybe Apt Pupil. The Langoliers because it's fear of the unknown. The Shining because it's fear of isolation & abandonment. Desperation for the same reasons as The Shining. The Green Mile because it's kind of a story of heroism. And last but not least Apt Pupil because it's about obsession, control, & power, & the effects they have on people, especially youth. It's also about how careful society (those of us that are the older generation) should be careful about where we tempt our youth to stray & how if we cause them to or let them stray from what' right & true, they will lose direction & allow any ole' body to come in & influence them negatively both physically, mentally, & emotionally. Also, Apt Pupil is about how we shouldn't try to conceal things from our future generations no matter how upsetting, sad, & traumatizing it may be. Doing so only leads to further curiosity & corruption of youth because censoring things only leads to their curiosity, causing unhealthy obsessions, & ultimately leads to their own demise. I think we need to educate our youth on things like history, obsession, & sex in a healthy godly way so that they understand fictional stories like Apt Pupil & why what Todd does in the story is so morally wrong & why it leads to his own demise. I think King is a genius, regardless of such stories by him like Apt Pupil because we know that as a writer, the man writes with point & purpose in mind as he should.

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