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Walter Oobleck

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Been reading John D McDonald...33 titles so far, there could be more but that is all memory serves and most of that recent. Check him out. There's a great line in one of his stories, seems to relate to Green Mile...and I think John D wrote...whudducallit...intro? to...what was it? Night Shift? something. here's the quote:
“there is one demon loose upon the world who spends all his infinite time and energy on the devising of all the vicious little coincidences which confound mankind. his specialty is to confront the unwary with coincidences so eerie, so obviously planned by a malevolent intelligence, that time itself comes to a full stop and his victim stands transfixed by a conviction of unreality, while in infra-space, the demon hugs his hairy belly, kicks his hooves in the air, rolling and gasping with silent laughter.”
There is a motif, may it do ya, in Green Mile along this line...as I recall...if I'm wrong you know what to do with me. Too...in Insomnia...there seems to be the same line of thought. Where is Janice Gantry? if you're interested.
 

mal

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I bought the originals when they came out and gave them away when I read them. I was able to get the compiled paperback version in early 2019 and I am pumped to read it (as soon as I finish my newest Dark Tower journey...first time I'll be re-reading it since Wind Through The Keyhole so I can continue with it as book 4.5 in the series). Oooohhh...very excited!
 

Spideyman

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I bought the originals when they came out and gave them away when I read them. I was able to get the compiled paperback version in early 2019 and I am pumped to read it (as soon as I finish my newest Dark Tower journey...first time I'll be re-reading it since Wind Through The Keyhole so I can continue with it as book 4.5 in the series). Oooohhh...very excited!
Re Read of this journey are awesome.. let us know what you happen to "pick up" along the path that you may have missed the first time. I'm on the last book in this re read.
 

mal

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Re Read of this journey are awesome.. let us know what you happen to "pick up" along the path that you may have missed the first time. I'm on the last book in this re read.
Hi Spidey, One thing I noticed was a regular line in the text that stated "Passing cars like they were standing still". That is a line from a Commander Cody song called 'Hot Rod Lincoln'. I noted the page number and wanted to check the book for credits, as I know sai King uses lots of song lyrics to paint pictures along the way, but not usually hidden in the text. I don't think this would be worth a credit, but it was cool to read it and remember the song.