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**SPOILERS*** Giannelli references in The drawing of the three and The shining

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three' started by SSnacks, May 15, 2017.

  1. SSnacks

    SSnacks Member

    I first read The Shining about two weeks ago and have started on the dark tower series. In the shining there is a section that talks about how Vito Giannelli a mob boss was executed just outside of the presidential suite, danny sees the blood on the wall and more is said about Giannelli when Jack Torrance is in the boiler room reading an old scrapbook.

    In the Drawing of the three, Eddie Dean has made it through customs and is outside his hotel when two of Balazars henchmen arrive in a Giannelli pizza van. This point of the book is in 1987, Gianelli is again mentioned along with Balazar when Roland is through the third door. One of the police officers (O'meara i think it was) says that he wants to go after Balazar or better yet Giannelli, this section of the time frame was 1964.

    From what i remember a date was given on Giannelli's execution in The Shining i just cant find the specific page in the book.

    Bit of a weird connection going on there or maybe just coincidence, maybe i need a tin foil hat.

    Has anyone else noticed this, is he mentioned in any other books just like Randall Flagg is?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....glad you're here!....and it's not a crazy query a'tall......it's just Steve's way of spinning his World Web a little bit tighter....there are crossovers everywhere.....
  3. Philzilla

    Philzilla Well-Known Member

    Keep reading. It's never that simple.
  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Also, In the book Thinner there is a character named Richard Ginelli. I echo what GNT said.
  5. SSnacks

    SSnacks Member

    Yeah who is also a mobster Nice little Easter eggs in his books.
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  6. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Most of King's books have cross over ties either with a character, a place or an event of some type. I love finding these.
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  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    We could all use a tin hat now and then

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  8. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. Others said it best. All part of the SK universe.
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