The Breathing Method

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  1. kellykid
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    kellykid Well-Known Member

    I great story. It did leave me wanting to explore The Club more. A story about the history of The Club could be awesome, just who is Stevens? Or what is he?
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    gniknehpets Backwards Sister Member

    I think this should be an ongoing story!
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    booklover72 very strange person

    yes, how old is stevens, who started the club and what is in the other rooms.

    It is the tale not he who tells it
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    Agree. I really wish SK had continued with this or maybe he'll revisit it in a future collection
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    all right, Here I go.:::

    There is a ref in "the breathing method" to a novel called :"Breakers"
    Its a novel written by a guy named Seville. Its one of the books, authors and publishers
    that the main guy can not find anywhere but inside the brownStone.

    This was written (By King IRL) in 1981-2 , I am wondering if he had the
    idea for Breakers way WAY back then. This , I think, was BEFORE
    Dark Tower 2, The drawing of three. If King had the idea for Breakers then...
    this sort of changes everything for me.

    I really REALLY hope Mr. King writes a new "mr. Stephens" brownstone
    book before he enters the clearing at the end of the path,

    The browstone its self... is a "UR" unit. Its a giant-walk in Pink Kindle !!
    You would have to read UR to understand what I mean.

    King MUST write another story that involves Stephens and the brownstone and
    also a UR-Kindle and maybe even throw in a DARIA unit from
    "Wind through the Keyhole".

    He must write something like this soon.
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    I'm afraid to read this one again. I read it beFORE I became a paramedic. I wasn't even an EMT-Basic when I read it and I thought the story was wonderful. I fear that re-reading it with all this medical knowledge will ruin it for me - as it has with so many of his stories: like Gerald's Game, although the one little medical error in that book did nothing to ruin the quality of the story because the theme was about psychological terror, not somebody who cut their wrists. The same with Rose Madder. The reason I was able to read it despite the error was that for one, I was an EMT-B and didn't understand Method of Injury the way I do now and for another, the book was about domestic violence, not miscarriages.
    Health care is the only thing I've ever been qualified to do. I obviously don't rate as a good writer because my medical truths make no impression on an editor. The more accurate I was the less awestruck was the particular editor I was using, and no modern writer seems to have any idea of it except for Robin Cook, whose medical scenes are almost flawless. He certainly knows what he's talking about, and he teaches me things I didn't previously consider, some of which I was unaware until I read it in his books.
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    Since he's also a physician, that would certainly help with that! :smile2:
  8. blunthead
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    Holy crap! sK writes errors all the time?!
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    I wouldn't say "all the time." Besides that, since he started writing those books where he has some Physician's Assistant helping him, he HASN'T been writing errors.
    Like when he knew about Cheynes-Stokes respirations, which he included in Dr. Sleep. I was massively impressed that he knew that term. It took me more than a month to understand Cheynes-Stoke respirations, and it's still a controversial topic in health care. It's not an easy concept to understand.
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