DT References in Books Published After the DT VII?

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  1. taylor29

    taylor29 Well-Known Member

    There's no coming back from that assessment. :) what if I told you said friend created this username a couple of years ago on another site and I kept it? If you don't buy that, you should know that "t" is the 7th last letter to the alphabet.
  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    And if you take the 't' out of alphabet you end up with 7 letters........
  3. taylor29

    taylor29 Well-Known Member

    My goodness, clearly I'm totally nutso. I think I am in the right spot for my condition. :)
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  4. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Let's just say that you're amongst friends.....
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  5. unclelouie

    unclelouie Well-Known Member

    here, here!!
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  6. nate_watkins

    nate_watkins Eternal Member

    I wonder if Sundrop's magnet drew you here...
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  7. taylor29

    taylor29 Well-Known Member

    As I'm reading Dr. Sleep, I am convinced that DT references are apparent. The whole idea that names and people are recycled from one version of the world/time to another (Susan/Susana or Calla/Callohan) exist (Abra, Ahh Bra store, for example). In addition, red represents discontent and disorder (and firehot anger in Dan's case), which may in another world equal the Red King. References to True Knot in Salem's lot (I haven't gotten far enough to tell if the True Knot is some kind of vampire referenced in DT). I also see Dan and Abra's initial psychic connection as the forming of a ka-tet. Small references, mind you, but enough to keep me making connections.
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  8. taylor29

    taylor29 Well-Known Member

    Ok so just to follow up....it's taken me eons to get halfway through Dr. SLEEP because of my schedule, but there it is.


    "There are other world's than these"....This is said by Dan to John in Iowa. This makes me happy. #theDarkTowerliveson

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ..."Ahh Bra Store"...they exist on THIS level of the Tower...
  10. taylor29

    taylor29 Well-Known Member

    Big-super-mega eye roll. Have fun at that level of the tower. Don't mind me. *quickly backing out of the room*
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  11. Mr. Gray Robert

    Mr. Gray Robert Well-Known Member

    I've mentioned this in another post but I was wondering if 11/22/63 takes place on another level of the Tower. Richie and Bev say they believe "the guy in a clown suit" won't be coming back but in IT Bill starts forgetting on his bike ride home...thoughts?
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  12. Anthony C

    Anthony C New Member

    Having just finished "Ur" published in Bazaar of Bad Dreams, this is CLEARLY a Dark Tower novella. I posted a discussion over in this novella's discussion about questions I have on that story. In it, two Taheen are acting in an arguably lawful fashion and in some ways in service TO the Tower, despite their allegiance to the Crimson King, as evidenced by their red eye badges. GOOD story, and I loved the tie ins to tDT, but it left me wondering WHY the Taheen were acting the way they were.

    Oh, for other books/stories that have tDT connections here's a pretty exhaustive list: Stephen King works related to The Dark Tower series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And here's another on the official website: The Dark Tower - Connections
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  13. flipska19

    flipska19 Disremember

    I posted this one in the "Under the Weather" thread. The guys assistant drinks a "Nozzy" soda.
  14. Potty-Man

    Potty-Man Member

    Wasn't 19 mentioned in The Gunslinger as the devil's number? Was it added in the revised edition?
  15. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was added in the revised version. Not present in original.
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  16. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    It and 11/22/63 are definitely not on our level of the tower
  17. 22ouroboros22

    22ouroboros22 Member

    Of course all of Stephen King's books are connected to the Dark Tower. What the Dark Tower IS is a metaphor for life, specifically the life of Stephen King. Just like life, the Tower and all the worlds sprang forth without explanation from the magic of the prim. Originally, the tower was supported by magic, but eventually as the magic faded, it was propped up by reason and science. In childhood, everything is magic and the world is full of wonder. As we grow this worldview is replaced by a reasoned replacement. Science and knowledge replaces faith and superstition. The beams are created. Roland clearly represents the stoic, persistence of faith in things working out as they should. The Crimson King clearly represents the mad, self-destructive side of King's personality. The breakers represent many things that are trying to bring the tower down; substance abuse, age, sickness, injury, etc.....There is no illusion in the story that the Tower is not teetering and eventually it will fall, as each of us must eventually come to the clearing at the end of the path. However, the journey of the Ka-Tet represents the quest to find God, to have answers, to achieve a degree of immortality. And by capturing the tale in the symbolic, intriguing, and exciting way that Stephen King has, he has preserved this view of the multiverse for his constant readers, thus achieving a sort of quasi immortality. Or maybe I'm wrong.....what do you think?
  18. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    Welcome! That all sounds good to me.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...quite well reasoned...and I say welcome!...
  20. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

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