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Joshua Copeland

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The four novellas in The Bachman Books are my favorite, but, in The Running Man i believe the evil villain, who works on the tenth floor, sees the plane coming right at him, while king writes the plane hit the bldng three fourths up, and the building was very vary tall, much much more than 10 floors. Also, there was a plot glitch: when Ben is on the airplane with the woman.
the story needed to get her out off the plane, the story required she'd live. So McCone makes some dinky excuse that it would be "too professional" on the show's part to sabotage the parachutes before putting them on the plane. i don't buy it. like i said, the story needed her to live. Also,the story didn't make it believable that you could get a few professional pilots, even if they are govt, to fly a plane they knew hasda large chance of being shot out of the sky. how about this: the pilots were accomodated each with a parachutes, in case the plane blows, and after all the pilots are dead, the lady takes one of the pilot's parachutes -- which would not have been sabotaged.
Oh yeah: i was reading a book on how to write film scripts, and the writer ended with, "And, take responsibility for your scripts." Then he went on to tell how after 9/11 he spent hours and hours at the office going through scripts, trying to find one where a plane crashes into a building. I was like, "WTF?" Watching a movie where that happens does not make people go out and wreak havoc. this applies to Stephen King, who, in The Running Man, has a plane crashing into the building. it makes me mad that some script rider woulod talk about "responsibility."
 
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Walter Oobleck

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There's the Tom Clancy story, too...Debt of Honor? Me, I'd probably have one of those parachutes from Acme...remember those? Willie? Willy? E. Coyote...the goggles, mad bomber hat, did he have a jet pac? Opens the parachute and dirty laundry flies out? Is that a spoiler? Beep beep! :devilish:
 

Sundrop

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Hi Joshua! Hope you enjoy your visits here.

It's been a while since I've read The Bachman Books, so I'm not familiar with the mistakes of which you speak.
I'm probably not the most observant reader when it comes to things of that nature, anyway. I tend to get so absorbed into the story, that I unconsciously self adjust it to match my understanding. I also never catch all the "connections" that many readers feel are so vital to find.
 

Joshua Copeland

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...glad you've joined us...and I'm not pointing the finger at you when I ask this...it's just in general....is there some type of genetic programming that compels certain individuals to find fault instead of just reading the damn story and liking it?.....
No, i said i liked it a lot, it's my fave King story. Just thought i'd point it out the Mistake...
Peace out...
 

SharonC

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There's the Tom Clancy story, too...Debt of Honor? Me, I'd probably have one of those parachutes from Acme...remember those? Willie? Willy? E. Coyote...the goggles, mad bomber hat, did he have a jet pac? Opens the parachute and dirty laundry flies out? Is that a spoiler? Beep beep! :devilish:
There's the Tom Clancy story, too...Debt of Honor? Me, I'd probably have one of those parachutes from Acme...remember those? Willie? Willy? E. Coyote...the goggles, mad bomber hat, did he have a jet pac? Opens the parachute and dirty laundry flies out? Is that a spoiler? Beep beep! :devilish:
Yes, and Executive Orders takes up the story of re-building the government, and is one of my favourite Clancy books. In the meantime, I have not had the urge to fly a plane - into a building or anywhere else for that matter.
 

Neesy

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No, i said i liked it a lot, it's my fave King story. Just thought i'd point it out the Mistake...
Peace out...

Welcome. May I inform you, however, that pointing out "errors" in Mr. King's writing will only garner you a visit from the "ghost in the bathtub" from
The Shining. And she will not be happy.
Peace out? You must be related to @Sigmund!
And what @prufrock21 said is right - the bathtub lady will visit you and, at night when you are sleeping, you'll dream of this guy:



Which is probably not all that scary, really (especially with kittens!)
 

booklover72

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Can someome tell me one of the stories in The Bachman books(there were 4) rage I thnk it is has been left out of futures editons of the bachman books - read it years ago and had a coopy of tBB but there were only 3 stories in it. I think as well maybe i am wrong but when i read and the long walk it had a differnet ending to it. is this right?
 

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You're right about Rage not being in recent printings of The Bachman Books. I'd have to research whether it's a different ending to The Long Walk. I don't think it is but don't want to speak out of turn. Maybe someone else has the answer for you.