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    Default Can't remember which book...

    One of the SK books I read several years ago had a couple of paragraphs about how, for some reason, people end up not getting on airplanes that are going to crash. There were also references to other bad events that people somehow avoid.

    I want to read that passage again, but I've tried and tried to remember which book it was in, and can't.

    Re-reading all of them is not an option (big collection).

    So can any of you die-hard fans point me in the right direction?

    Confession: Noob

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    Default Re: Can't remember which book...

    My knee-jerk reaction is that it was from The Langoliers but not 100% sure. Don't know if it's really true, but I'd first read about that phenomenon in The Ghosts of Flight 401 years before The Langoliers came out.


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    Default Re: Can't remember which book...

    It was in 'The Stand', and was part of one Glen Bateman's rants about the nature of things. Sadly, it appears King made it up - no such research on the subject suggests such a phenomenon actually occurs.

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    Default Re: Can't remember which book...

    It's from THE STAND, Chapter 47 -- Glen Bateman talking about a sociology paper where the bottom line was, "Full planes and trains rarely crash."

    It's in Fran's journal for July 14, 1990 in the unabridged version.

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    Default Re: Can't remember which book...

    The Stand had also been my thought but second-guessed it was the right title because I was thinking of the Blessing, UT story that was in The Stand and couldn't remember if they'd both been in the same one.


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    Default Re: Can't remember which book...

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator View Post
    ... I was thinking of the Blessing, UT story that was in The Stand

    Errr, 'The Tommyknockers'

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    Default Re: Can't remember which book...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    It's from THE STAND, Chapter 47 -- Glen Bateman talking about a sociology paper where the bottom line was, "Full planes and trains rarely crash."

    It's in Fran's journal for July 14, 1990 in the unabridged version.
    She shoots! She scores!

    Thanks, BV. That was exactly what I was thinking of.

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    Default Re: Can't remember which book...

    ...show of hands for The Stand?...thereby making it a handstand....

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    Default Re: Can't remember which book...

    Quote Originally Posted by footloose123 View Post
    She shoots! She scores!

    Thanks, BV. That was exactly what I was thinking of.
    Bev's a dude.


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    Default Re: Can't remember which book...

    you funny, Ms. Mod!

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