Just finished the book... SPOILERS and discussion

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Neesy

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Not really...if you recall, when the Ka-tet arrives in River Crossing, the oldsters all remark over Susannah's dark skin, like the people of Garlan had. (Interesting tie-in with the Garlan in "Eyes".) So Roland can't be black, or he would also have been described that way.

But that's a tiny detail - I do get your meaning and would probably accept a black Roland on screen. Black Red didn't bother me nearly like the other changes in Shawshank did. (altered timeline, disposition of some characters, etc.)
Just because the oldsters remarked on her dark skin does not mean that Roland cannot be black - maybe just not as dark (??)
 
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i've been avoiding the whole bill hodges section to avoid spoilers, end of watch finally came out in paperback, so i can finally finish. i loved it. the ending was definitely bittersweet.

as far as the other things brought up, i'm pretty sure red was irish in the book, if anything it was brought up in passing, but i do believe it was brought up. regarding roland, wasn't a major plot point about how detta responded to roland, a white guy? not that i think he needs to be white in the movies, there's plenty to focus on without that particular plot point, just remarking since there seems to be some confusion about it
 
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I thought that Brady did find a way into Hodges mind at the end on pg. 420, when it says that Bill's eyes flick up and to the left because Brady did the same thing earlier in the book. Also, Brady always wanted to watch the detective suffer so wouldnt it make sense for him to witness it himself with the detective?
 

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I thought that Brady did find a way into Hodges mind at the end on pg. 420, when it says that Bill's eyes flick up and to the left because Brady did the same thing earlier in the book. Also, Brady always wanted to watch the detective suffer so wouldnt it make sense for him to witness it himself with the detective?
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E.L.D

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I thought that Brady did find a way into Hodges mind at the end on pg. 420, when it says that Bill's eyes flick up and to the left because Brady did the same thing earlier in the book. Also, Brady always wanted to watch the detective suffer so wouldnt it make sense for him to witness it himself with the detective?
No, the eyes flicking up to the left has been a reacurring movement amongst all the characters throughout the trilogy and is pointed out by Hodges in Mr. Mercedes as a way to tell if an individual is lying.
 

E.L.D

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"Peeples's eyes shift up and to the left, an involentary movement Hodges has seen in a great many interrogation rooms over the years. It means Peeples is either going to duck the question or outright lie."
-Mr. Mercedes page 91.
 

Neesy

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#78
I liked each book in this series better than the one before it.
I haven't finished it yet (and actually started reading it last night) but so far one or two sentences have hit a chord with me:

You start to lose brain cells by the millions after you turn sixty, a phenomenon you'll be able to experience for yourself in another couple of years. Why would you want an old carthorse like me at a murder scene?

It's the part in bold that is scaring me. :icon_eek:
:sorrow: There must be something we can do - omega 3 oil? Eat more leafy greens? Salmon? Someone throw me a lifeline here :eek-new:
 

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I haven't finished it yet (and actually started reading it last night) but so far one or two sentences have hit a chord with me:

You start to lose brain cells by the millions after you turn sixty, a phenomenon you'll be able to experience for yourself in another couple of years. Why would you want an old carthorse like me at a murder scene?

It's the part in bold that is scaring me. :icon_eek:
:sorrow: There must be something we can do - omega 3 oil? Eat more leafy greens? Salmon? Someone throw me a lifeline here :eek-new:

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