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AUTHOR: Stephen King
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Charlie Decker, Rage's protagonist – well, and antagonist, really – goes into school one day, gets in trouble with the principal (for physically threatening a teacher), swears a lot, takes a gun from his locker, sets the locker on fire, and then goes into his algebra class. After killing two teachers he holds the rest of the class hostage, threatening their lives if they don't play along with his demands. Over the next four hours, Stockholm syndrome kicks in: the kids begin to identify with Decker, themselves nearly killing the lone student who holds out, and he releases them. He then attempts to get himself killed by the police chief who comes to arrest him. He fails.

Characters: 70. Amazon rating: 2 1/2 stars. Genre: Thriller.



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