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Discussion in 'Duma Key' started by Sliced Bread, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Sliced Bread

    Sliced Bread Well-Known Member

    I just started reading this book and I swear I've never read it before but the first few chapters seem so familiar. The accident with the crane, the dying dog. Is this a call back to an earlier book?
  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Maybe you read an excerpt before the book was released.
  3. Sliced Bread

    Sliced Bread Well-Known Member

    Maybe I did and just can't remember. I thought it was perhaps a short story that was later rewritten and incorporated into a full novel. Maybe I'm just going crazy :O_O:
  4. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    It may be just as blunthead said. Some of my SK books have the first chapters of soon to be released books. I may end up getting the actual book a long time after that, so I may not remember the first time I read those chapters.
  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    It's definitely a sneak preview put in at the end of another book. I had the same confusion until I found the exerpt.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it was originally published as a story in the magazine Tin House, back in '06 I think...called Memory....with significant revision it became the first chapter of DK.....
  7. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    We may have published it here, too. I remember reading it. And I know I don't get Tin House magazine. Did EW publish it as a DK teaser, maybe?
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  8. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    Topic derailing imminent (although flowing naturally from what has been said before).

    How are the stories chosen to be included in compilations like "Full Dark, No Stars" and the like?

    I imagine not all of Mr. King's short stories and novellas have been compiled. I really wish they could all be published in book format, since I guess it is very difficult to get all of the magazine-published stories. :concern:
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  9. Sliced Bread

    Sliced Bread Well-Known Member

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  10. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I read it as a short story in the novel Blaze, too.
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