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Purely Coincidence

Discussion in 'Finders Keepers' started by Out of Order, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Finished over the weekend and what a great read. Can't wait for part three and I'm very worried about Brady.

    Had some fun reading this from another angle and here's what I mean. Was thinking about the Easter Eggs that often land in the books, like for example room 217 and the "19" key code in this book. Then I noticed something else. Related to our favorite message board, this place is what I mean.

    KITCHEN UTENSILS Pete labels the box. In big letters....GIANT letters you might say. Who do we know that wants to visit a certain writer's kitchen?

    "Magnificent noir" a phrase I come across while reading. Hmmmmmmmmmm very close to a certain Kiwi we all know and love.

    "Cat out of the bag" I come across as well. Very close to one of the board's nicest people, don't you think?

    Purely coincidence, but I really got a kick out of it.

    Purely coincidence, but.........

    Did you find any others?
  2. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    Hmmm, I may just have to read it again to see! Very clever, OoO!!
  3. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    “Coincidences happen, but I've come to believe they are actually quite rare. Something is at work, okay? Somewhere in the universe (or behind it), a great machine is ticking and turning its fabulous gears.”

    Stephen King, 11/22/63

    The SKMB is a wealth of "coincidences".
  4. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

  5. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    I did catch the cat out of the bag thing and admit it gave me a thrill...then I thought, naaaah. Can't be. Cat out of the bag is a pretty common phrase. Still, I think I will claim it. ;-D
  6. Brian

    Brian StephenKing.com

    Was speaking with Robin Furth about Mr. Mercedes. She definitely found several deep Dark Tower references (or Easter Eggs) as you put it. Just an FYI.
  7. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Wasn't it cool? And it's yours CAT!! :love_heart:

    Love it! Thanks Brian!!!
  8. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    If you read the initial letter of the first word of every third chapter, but backwards, it spells out "Carrie's Younger Brother"!!!

    not really
  9. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time


    Actually, depending on how Brady turns out in Book 3, he might actually be considered Carrie's younger brother....:icon_eek:
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2015
  10. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Oh... my... god! That would be the ultimate tribute... to me!!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 30, 2015
  11. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Uh-oh. You think there should be a spoiler for what I said about Brady in post #9?

    Ms. Mod!!! help!!!!!! Could you put spoiler tags on CYB's quote of mine in post # 10? Just to be safe?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  13. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I think there's a Holly in there! (I haven't read it yet, but I googled, yes I did).
  14. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Did anyone notice some of the page numbers were mixed up? You know.....out of order?

    Again, not really.
  15. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the word "and" on page 82 of "Finders Keepers" is the same "and" on page 347 of "Wolves of the Calla"? Very subtle, but I caught it immediately.
  16. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    I said this is another context in another thread, but go looking for "connections" and you are sure to find them.

    That's how the witch hunters in Salem did so well.
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  17. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    All things serve ka ,the beam
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  18. icarus

    icarus Well-Known Member

    Clack!! Has Brady become Telekentic! Any resemblance to Carrie White!

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