As I was reading Mr. Mercedes, I noticed SK made several references to his own works as works of fiction, including Christine and It (more accurately, the film versions of the novels). At the time, it only briefly caught my attention, but I brushed it off since he was trying to place that novel in a more "real-world" setting, where he might be referenced as a part of that world; however, as I was reading the first few stories here I noticed that he's done the same thing. In "Mile 81", he refers to Christine again. I know it's not a major thing, but does it take anyone else out of the work when he does this? I love the in-world crossovers, like when Bev and Richie had cameos in 11/22/63, but it just seems a little self-congratulatory to refer to his works in this manner, not to mention redundant since he's doing another "spooky car" reference. I know he's done it before; I think The Dead Zone refers to Carrie as a work of fiction. I think maybe it would bother me less if it was one of the other fifty works he's created, rather than the precise one he referenced only two books ago. Thoughts from the peanut gallery?