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A name in Doctor Sleep.

Discussion in 'Doctor Sleep' started by mustangclaire, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I'm on page 250, and there's a name that's leapt out at me. Dan is talking to Billy and John and trying to persuade them to come away with him. He tells John he has one appointment with a patient which he feels he can't palm off on anyone else, and the patients name is Frederika Bimmel...

    Where on earth have I heard that name before? I keep wanting to say Silence of The Lambs for some reason. Can anyone help me out? Thank you. Crumbs I'm enjoying this book so so much.
  2. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

  3. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Yup. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Buffalo Bill's first kill :)
  4. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    God I thought I was going cuckoo! Thank you so much everyone, guess I should have looked before posting. :wink2:
  5. Lina

    Lina Committed member

    Silly me, I have not noticed it... (And I'm on page 303 now:()
  6. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Lina, it's not the amount of pages you read... hell, bigger isn't always better...:biglove:

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....ummmm, yeah...OK!....
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  8. TigerGem

    TigerGem New Member

    Is it ironic, coincidental or on purpose that one of Dr. John's patients is named Frederika Bimmel, the same name as the first victim in Thomas Haarris' book Silence of the Lambs? A homage to the killer or the author perhaps?
  9. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I merged your post with this thread as they are on the same topic. I would say it's an homage to the author.
  10. pg1129

    pg1129 New Member

    don't know if anyone else noticed this....just hit page 273 of DOCTOR SLEEP(as always,great read so far)and there's a reference to one Frederika Bimmel. if i have the body count right she was buffalo bill's first victim in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS....never a dull moment S.K. lol
  11. EstStar

    EstStar New Member

    Check out page 253 of End of Watch for another one! Love Mr.King's little references :)
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  12. elgatonyc

    elgatonyc New Member

    I remember SK slamming Thomas Harris in 'On Writing' for not writing enough. Strange to see this little homage. Red Dragon & TSOTL were masterpieces but Hannibal was downright putrid. I hope Harris makes up for it.
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  13. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome elgatonyc!
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