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Different colors of steam? *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Doctor Sleep' started by Russell Flowers, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. I don't have the book with me (it's back at the library), but was the difference in steam's color ever explained?

    If I recall, Danny saw it as red, and the True Knot's steam was white. (Or was it the other way around?) I think there was some conversation in the book where he was mildly surprised at the difference.

    Maybe it was from the way the Knot "extracted" their steam.
     
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  2. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    My memory's not very good so I can't promise this is correct, but knowing what I know, and reading what I've read: I believe the white steam is what the True Knot took from those who shined. And Danny saw their steam (the True Knot's steam) as red, because they were not pure - but I could be making this all up - it just makes sense to me following the goodness of the shiners: Danny, Carrie, Charlie, in some other books, and the Crimson King in the DT. Someone with a better memory than me might be more helpful.

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  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

  4. Walter Oobleck

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

    Just past halfway into the story, Dan was surprised when Abra told him it was white...he'd seen it as red, first from Charlie, then from Eleanor at the Rivington House, Charlie and Eleanor, two oldies who passed and Dan was there to watch the passing and he saw the red, the gasp as an old nurse had called it. The white is special and that is what the Knot seeks, special kids.
     
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  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....psychic essence from those who are young and "Shine" is white, otherwise there will be some color to it...
     
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  6. BrokenolMarine

    BrokenolMarine Well-Known Member

    I think, just my opinion, that dan saw the steam as red because it was poisoned by death and unhealthy. The steam the knot was taking was young and vibrant, charged by pain, and invigorating. Momo's steam was filled with cancer... and death....

    Which is why it killed the knot so quickly.
     
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  7. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I believe each colour of steam corresponds to the Wizards rainbow. It's not true of course, but I believe it.
     
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  8. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  9. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    I like that concept!
     
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