First of all, I loved the book, and will do a reread ASAP, but I have so many books to read since I am a new King-fan. (Next is It and then the DT series.)
There are a few things I don't understand, and I have this internal need to have everything explained and figured out and wrapped up at the end of a book. Maybe I also missed a few things since I took about a week-long break during reading. I'm also reading the books in the original English version, and English is not my native language. Usually I do ok, but maybe I missed a few crucial points this time?? (But even though I haven't read IT and DT yet, I am familiar with the important characters, the plot and the connections between all three.)
My most pressing question is -why Ralph and Lois?? Why were THEY chosen for this "mission"? I'm thinking it was explained somewhere and I missed it or forgot it or failed to make a connection.
I had more, but I can't remember them at the moment. Will post them when they come back to me but maybe someone can help me with this one in the meantime!
Oh - I just thought of one other one. Is there an explanation offered anywhere as to WHY only a soul that has no designation (Random or Purpose) can affect one of the Great Ones (like Pat)?
And what is the "weapon" that Ralph uses against the Crimson King - whatever it is that comes out his scarred arm during the fight with the Crimson King?
And finally.... I really, totally, do not get the following lines from Dorrance:
"Clotho and Lachesis may have sent you to High Ridge for the wrong reasons, but the Purpose sent you there for the right ones."
I admit I am a little bit frustrated - there are some other things I don't fully get, like why were they not supposed to get near Ed and Atropos when there really WAS no other way to chance events, and what about Dor and the Green Aura Wino (11/22/63 anyone???) . Am I too dense? Do I need to read again? This book has left me with many loose ends and I don't like that.