Irony

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Feb 5, 2015
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I really liked the irony thrown into this book, by which I mean all the mentions of Paul Sheldon living in real life, and not a book. He keeps telling himself, 'Things aren't that convenient in real life, I need to come up with a real life solution to this, not just depend on the parachute under the chair'. It's ironic because he is in a book, but Stephen King manages to create a realistic turn of events. Everything that happens comes out is from decisions that characters make, not convenient coincidences.
 

Neesy

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I really liked the irony thrown into this book, by which I mean all the mentions of Paul Sheldon living in real life, and not a book. He keeps telling himself, 'Things aren't that convenient in real life, I need to come up with a real life solution to this, not just depend on the parachute under the chair'. It's ironic because he is in a book, but Stephen King manages to create a realistic turn of events. Everything that happens comes out is from decisions that characters make, not convenient coincidences.
I am in the midst of rereading this book - man, that Annie is one sick puppy! (I had forgotten how nuts she really was) :confused::very_confused::my_bad:
 

Pucker

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Oh . . . a lot of writers do that.

Lawrence Block does it all the time: "If this were a story there would be a convenient butler . . . "
 
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