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Carrie

The assistant principal, Mr.Morton, randomly takes on a John Wayne expression, just like a cerrtain evil train in The Wastelands.

Submitted by: Sean Kyte

Estelle Horan's doorbell rings the tune of "Hey Jude" just as was played on an ancient piano in Tull in The Gunslinger

Submitted by: Sean Kyte

Similar to the situation Susannah describes in book seven, when she gets her first period in high school. The use of "Plug it UP!"

Submitted by: Jeremy McCraw

the dark tower vii page 677 "...she was horribly embarrassed ,remembering the time she had started her period in gym class and a little trickle of blood had run down her thighfor the whole world to see-...some of the girls begin chanting Plug it Up!" This is a reference to the scene in Carrie when they throw sanitary napkins at Carrie.

Submitted by: Ms.l

Cell

Tom points out a children's ride called Charlie the Choo-Choo at the Northern Counties Expo. Charlie the Choo-Choo is a children's book that is purchased by Jake and gets mentioned in several of the Dark Tower Novels.
Submitted by: Randy O'Connor

In the book Cell, there is a character named Alice, much like the Alice in the town of Tull from "The Gunslinger". Later on in Cell, a couple guys in an SUV drive by and toss a cinder block which strikes Alice in the face, nearly caving her face in. Now as you might recall from The Gunslinger, Alice had a huge scar across her face. Cell was the first book by Stephen King that I read, and The Gunslinger was my 2nd, so i immediately made that connection.

Submitted by: Josh

The reference to Charlie the Choo-Choo (the ride) is apparent as the Raggedy Man's clothes hang at the end of Cell. Charlie the Choo-Choo is also the name of the book that Jake receives in book III (The Wastelands) of the Dark Tower series describing a soon to meet, Blaine (the pain).

Submitted by: Seth L. Ganier

The phone number 207-919-9811 becomes 9-19-19 when you add it up, which thanks to DT I do with everything now. Thanks Steve! lol!!!

Submitted by: Surly

Clay is drawing the Raggedy Man, and has a lot of trouble drawing his eyes, the same as (i forgot his name) the kid with his tongue ripped out who draws amazingly had with the Crimson King. Also RM's Harvard hoodie is red (possibly the Crimson King at work in yet another dimension?)

Submitted by: Surly

I think Clay's series Dark Wanderer, who's main characters are listed on page 19 (in the hardcover edition) are our own Dark Tower heroes. The titular characters name is Ray Damon (R.D.). I think Clay's series is his vision of our Dark Tower series.

Submitted by: Surly

The plane that crashes on Boston Common has tail number LN6409B. 6904 adds up to 19. L = 12, N = 14 = 5, B = 2 12 5 2 = 19. I know that one is a stretch, but still :)

Submitted by: Surly

On page 26 of Cell, of the scribner hardcover edition, there is a plane crash. The tale number on the plane reads LN6409B.. the numbers adding up to 19. And at the moment this takes place, things have become very "19"

Submitted by: TheMadDogOfGilead

When Jordan suggests going to the gas station to prepare to torch the Gaiten flock, the Head says, "He's talking about the Citgo." This is similar to the Citgo oil pumps in Wizard and Glass.

Submitted by: John

When the characters in Clay's comic "Dark Wanderer" are described, a character named "the Wizard Flak" is mentioned, which is possibly a play on "Flagg" Also, the Dark Wanderer himself is called Ray Damon, with the same initials as Roland Deschain. Roland could often be seen as a "Dark Wanderer" in my opinion.

Submitted by: John

charlie the choo-choo is mentioned as a kiddie ride, and the remains of the raggedy mans sweatshirt is draped across the rides ticket booth. I was thinking that this my indicate that the cell phone pulse may have been caused by the sombra corp and this is the story of how this perticular world had "moved on".

Submitted by: Kory Hernandez

Near the end of the book, after beginning the search for his son, Clay sees an unfinished Charlie the Choo-Choo ride in the park where they were being held captive.

Submitted by: Joey

I had to search for the page number since I listen to most books as audio books. The reference to the Dark Tower I found near the end of the "Cell". A comment is made that the ride "Charlie the Choo-Choo" was seen set up at the Expo in Kashwak. I know it is a stretch of a connection, being that Charlie the Choo-Choo was a character in a book that was used in the Dark Tower. Charlie the Choo-Choo being Blane the mono.

Submitted by: Bob Lux

There is a half constructed childrens ride in Cell called Charlie the Choo Choo. It is the same name of a childrens story that Jake Chambers sees in the Manhattan Restuarant of the Mind and is symbolic of Blaine the insane train.

Submitted by: Daniel Baker

The main character in Cell is a graphic artist who seems to have made a comic book series that is very similar to Roland from the Dark Tower.

Submitted by: Nix

a ride called charley the choo choo sat on the midway at kashwak

Submitted by: Shaz

The main character sells a comic he has drawn called the Dark Wanderer, likely a curious combination of the name Dark Tower and a description of the gunslinger who wanders the wastes. On page 150, in describing a six shooter revolver the book mentions the main character drawing many like it in the Dark Wanderer. This is likely a connection to Roland's guns. On page 402, it says "Dark Wanderer was kaput". This may be a clever reference to Ka. On page 438 we find the line "Stick with you apocalypse cowboys." This seems to describe a ka-tet of gunslingers in a world that has moved on pretty well.

Submitted by: Derek Ehrmantraut

Not all page references went through. All references are found in paperback as follows: 6, 16, 24-25, 141-142, 150, 402, 438, 448 As for the description, read on: The main character sells a comic he has drawn called the Dark Wanderer, likely a curious combination of the name Dark Tower and a description of the gunslinger who wanders the wastes. On page 150, in describing a six shooter revolver the book mentions the main character drawing many like it in the Dark Wanderer. This is likely a connection to Roland's guns. On page 402, it says "Dark Wanderer was kaput". This may be a clever reference to Ka. On page 438 we find the line "Stick with you apocalypse cowboys." This seems to describe a ka-tet of gunslingers in a world that has moved on pretty well.

Submitted by: Derek Ehrmantraut

I can't help but think of the Ka-Tet when the characters for the Dark Wanderer comics are listed.

Submitted by: Macubus

In Cell, on page 140, there is a sign at the school that Clay, Tom and Alice see. It reads: Gaiten Academy Est. 1846...add 1846 up and there is the #19

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

Christine

The Number 19! "As it turned out, it ended the next day - Friday the nineteenth of January."

Submitted by: Michael Beaudoin

The man that sells Christine to Arnie is Roland D. LeBay. I think this was a very cool call back to the Dark Tower.

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

The owner of Christine has the name, Roland D. LeBay. Mayhap the "D" stands for Deschain...

Submitted by: Matthew McConkey

Colorado Kid, The

I made an immediate connection to the Dark Tower and other connected books. This would explain the mystery that is the central theme of the novel, of how in six hours James Cogan of Nederland, Colorado arrived in Moose-Lookit Island, Maine. Also when he mentions going to Starbucks that didn't expand outside Seattle, Washington until 1987. This is a man who has passed through doors to Roland Deschain world, that is probably were he left his coat tie and wallet and how he ended up with a Russian coin in his pocket. I think if Stephen King ever revisits the Dark Tower universe that the other side of the story may be told.

Submitted by: Mike Swarm

If you go with non-book connections, the television series Haven, based on The Colorado Kid, mentions Shawshank. That would bring The Shawshank Redemption into the Dark Tower world. The Tommyknockers, the miniseries, is based in Haven.

Submitted by: Lady Aleena


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