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Truman

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In 1978, King returned to his alma mater, the University of Maine at Orono, to teach for a year as a gesture of gratitude for the education he had received there. During this time his family rented a house on a busy road in Orrington. The road claimed the lives of a number of pets, and the neighborhood children had created a pet cemetery in a field near the Kings' home. King's daughter Naomi buried her cat "Smucky" there after it was hit, and shortly thereafter their son Owen had a close call running toward the road.
Pet Sematary - Wikipedia

Not a surprise that this work is so successful. It was inspired by real events!
Do you perhaps know any other SK's work that has origins in real stuff?
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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In 1978, King returned to his alma mater, the University of Maine at Orono, to teach for a year as a gesture of gratitude for the education he had received there. During this time his family rented a house on a busy road in Orrington. The road claimed the lives of a number of pets, and the neighborhood children had created a pet cemetery in a field near the Kings' home. King's daughter Naomi buried her cat "Smucky" there after it was hit, and shortly thereafter their son Owen had a close call running toward the road.
Pet Sematary - Wikipedia

Not a surprise that this work is so successful. It was inspired by real events!
Do you perhaps know any other SK's work that has origins in real stuff?
...many bits and pieces are drawn from his life experiences, but one that always makes me chuckle is the leech scene in The Body....guess that really happened when he was a kid....
 

Doc Creed

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Do you perhaps know any other SK's work that has origins in real stuff?
Most famous scenario is when Steve and Tabby spent the night at The Stanley Hotel in Colorado and King had nightmares about the place and his imagination went wild. Although the novel isn't meant to portray The Stanley, King has written about how this location (it was empty and closing for the season) inspired The Shining. I have been there twice and it is like walking into the book. Exactly as I pictured it, but smaller. (uh uh uh, kingricefan)
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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Cambridge, Ohio
Most famous scenario is when Steve and Tabby spent the night at The Stanley Hotel in Colorado and King had nightmares about the place and his imagination went wild. Although the novel isn't meant to portray The Stanley, King has written about how this location (it was empty and closing for the season) inspired The Shining. I have been there twice and it is like walking into the book. Exactly as I pictured it, but smaller. (uh uh uh, kingricefan)
...well old son, you didn’t caution me...THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!.....
 
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