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on johnny marinville...

Discussion in 'Desperation' started by Soapstone, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    i have to say i will miss him most as he was probably my favorite character.

    also i just learned about why he was writing a book about traveling across America on his motorcycle, and why it amused Entrangian... i was at a local thrift store when i found a John Steinbeck novel called Travels with Charley: it is about Steinbeck traveling through America with his dog and reconnecting with what he loved about the country. i only caught this reference after having completed Desperation, but i bought the Steinbeck book as a result. :p

    did anyone else know this reference prior to reading Desperation?
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  2. Walter Oobleck

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

    I don't think I did. But I have read Steinbeck's...memoir. I've read a pile of other Steinbeck, too. Steinbeck rocks.
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  3. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    it is definitely interesting that King was making reference to that book for the book that Johnny was writing. the title was practically the same.
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  4. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    No, I didn't get the reference. But I immediatly got the Blaze reference.
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