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Mistake In The Book

Discussion in 'Doctor Sleep' started by Lin H., Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Lin H.

    Lin H. New Member

    I've been reading this book at nights before I go to bed and I found a mistake last night. When Dan and Abra are in the childhood room of Dan in the Overlook in their mind meld, they are looking at Dick and Jane books. In these books, the dog's name was Spot not Jip.
  2. Autumnlyn

    Autumnlyn BOOYA!

    On our old board there were so many great "mistakes" found by members. One about the 'missing pants' was the best. I really wish there was a way to import those threads onto the new board :(
  3. mstay

    mstay Older than most, not as old as some.

    I agree the missing pants one was the best! :laugh:
  4. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    Here's the link from the old MB about the name Jip
    Jip or Tip?
  5. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    That one was great....
    Here's the link
    Mystery on page 38
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  6. mstay

    mstay Older than most, not as old as some.

    Thanks for the links!
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  7. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    As Ms. Mod said on the old board when I went to school it was Spot, so go figure.
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  8. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Mistakes are great fun.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...that's why I live such an interesting and fun life!!.....
  10. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & Consumer of men's souls.

    LOLOLOLOL! Look what Neesy wrote about the missing pants! Ahahahahahaha!!


    [​IMG] Prolific Member
    [​IMG] Re: Mystery on page 38
    He must have some pretty big skin tag or something, eh?
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  11. Walter Oobleck

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

    I dunno...there's precedence for it. Check out The Shining...chapter 16, may it do ya fine...Danny reading one of the old primers. Page 181 in my U.S.A. paperback version. But yeah, in mine, the dog was called Spot, too. I wonder if King caught a lot of flak when The Shining came out...or is that only a recent phenomenon? :)
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  12. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Mr. King doesn't make mistakes. It is actually a typographical error.
  13. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Oh Wow - that is my old picture (ooowoo-ooo - Rod Serling Twilight Zone music) - I used to be so serious when I was younger, eh?
  14. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    Not a mistake in relation to the book or shining just plane old mistake. On page 301 pb. They talk about golden sombrero in baseball being struck out 3 times. That incorrect. Golden sombrero is when u strike out 4 times. King being a pretty big baseball fan, surprised he dint know that
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  15. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I am getting error 404 when opening the links. :(
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  16. xforce11

    xforce11 Well-Known Member

    Another mistake/continuity error would be Wendy & Danny's money situation. Just finished re-listening to The Shining and went right into Doctor Sleep (listening for the first time, I read it before). At the end of The Shining Wendy says they got $40,000 from Jack's insurance. No mention of that in Doctor Sleep only the settlement from the owners of The Overlook. They should have been much better off in the start of Doctor Sleep, but who knows with medical bills and moving that could go fast.
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  17. Pamela Parish

    Pamela Parish New Member

    I'm just over half way through "Dr. Sleep" and new to the Forum, so please don't yell at me if I'm putting out an error that's already been covered. :)

    I live in Central NYS. If this book is set around 2013 then King got the whole Sam's Club thing wrong, too. We have had Sam's Clubs in the Northeast for a good 15-20 years. To determine the general vicinity of the True Knot based on where they do and do not have these stores is completely off base. I know, I know, maybe it's some sort of alternative universe because of the whole Dark Towers series. I'm really getting tired of that reasoning\excuse.

    I stopped reading King many years ago because I was so sick and tired of so much of his work being set in New England. I started again a couple years back because I'd heard so many people raving about the Dark Tower Series. Now - now, it's like every flaw or out of whack 'fact' is all to blame on that series. It just seems like King is using that because he'd gotten too damn lazy to do a little research, but maybe that's just me.

    Anyway - just needed to vent a little bit about that. Thanks.
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  18. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    It is not uncommon in works of fiction for many authors to change certain geographical references which will not exactly match the area described.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  20. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

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