Memorable Literary Allusions?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Baldeagle79, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Baldeagle79

    Baldeagle79 New Member

    Having recently enjoyed many of Stephen King's recent works, as well as Joe Hill's NOS4A2, it struck me how enjoyable it is to see some of the allusions to earlier works. (Is this the correct term anyway? I wasn't an English major!). Because people are probably at different parts of various Stephen King books, I don't want to spoil anything for anyone. Derry, Maine in 11.22.63 really added something from my perspective! The True Knot were referred to briefly in Joe's novel, as well.

    I'm sure I've missed a ton of examples, so what are some of your favorites?
     
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  2. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Guest

    Too many to list Baldeagle,stick with it and you will soon see many interconnecting threads in SK's works!which is one reason that they're so cool..
     
  3. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the SKMB! sK is renown for the interconnections within his works he's included in them.
     
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  4. EMARX

    EMARX One book at a time......okay sometimes two.

    I started to see the connections back in the mid nineties, but what has always impressed me is that fact that they are not forced upon the reader. Some are subtle but all of them are integral to the story.
     
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  5. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    i've always loved when an characters reappears in other works... some of my faves....

    Ace Merrill The Body and Needful Things. Wasn't he also briefly mentioned in Tommy Knockers and Nona?

    Alan Pangborn in The Dark Half and Needful Things....

    Sheriff George Bannerman in The Dead Zone, Cujo, and The Body
     
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  6. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome to the board. I love all those SK universe connections. They are all over the place and seem so natural. I like one of the most recent ones in Mr. Mercedes
     
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  7. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    I must have been half asleep when i typed that...wtf.
     
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  8. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...the Easter Eggs are my favorite part of his novels a lot of times....
     
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  9. Tooly

    Tooly Active Member

    Joe would be one of only a few who could get away with it me thinks! Wonder if he asked daddy, or if he said, I'll surprise him!
     
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  10. I want to see Carrie crossed over more and in really cool ways I mean she destroyed an entire town. No characters in any other books even mentioned this?
     
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