Unexpectedly creepy aspect to "Doctor Sleep"

Discussion in 'Doctor Sleep' started by Hamilcar Barca, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I agree, Walter--I need to read Doctor Sleep again, but not until the first reading has had some time to 'settle' :)
     
  2. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    The no "flipping" idea was his answer to the question about "dancing hives"
     
  3. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    wow...none of this ever accord to me while I read Dr. Sleep.

    can anyone name any other King story or book that is "supposed" to have
    hidden ref's to Jews... or any other group >? ...this doesn't sound like King to me.
    not his style...

    anyway, no that I've read the above it seems clear ... King must'ta had something in his mind
    while he wrote it. It seems to be 'too much' to be meaningless.

    and also, HOW INVOLVED was his son in the writing of this story? I was never clear as to
    what all the son contributed , or how much, or why he was involved at all???
     
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  4. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    There aren't any hidden references to Jews in King's books. They're all out in the open, right where people can read about them, like in The Dead Zone and "Apt Pupil".
    Mr. King isn't an anti-Semite and goes to great lengths to make it very clear when one of his characters is. I remember references to anti-Semitic characters in Needful Things, Under the Dome, and The Talisman, but if any of the characters in Dr. Sleep are anti-Semitic, it is not apparent, at least not to me.
     
  5. Scott Chu

    Scott Chu New Member

    You seem to forgot those already dead once mentioned by Rose.

     
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  6. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Entirely possible...do you have any names? I'd like to add them to the list.
     
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  7. Cristian M

    Cristian M Active Member

    He has some references to Jews psychology in IT novel. Stan Uris as a child and as an adult with his wife. The motivation of Jews for staying in Germany before WW2. SK is definitely not racist.
     
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  8. asoul

    asoul Well-Known Member

    Hamilcar Barca, your reasonings are remarkable... :thumbs_up: It seems SK gives hints really. :smile2:
     
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  9. Pucker

    Pucker Active Member

    Flake is absolutely correct here.

    In point of fact, I seem to recall King reluctantly admitting once upon a time to writing The Running Man in such a state . . . claiming not to recall that it had already been written and that he had read it.

    The world is a funny place.

    Lots of weird stuff happens.

    :a11:
     
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