THE LONG WALK

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • New 2019 Hours: The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Thursday and 8:30am ET Tuesday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

recitador

Speed Reader
Sep 3, 2016
1,746
8,214
36
i'm curious if anyone knows the name of the walker who died and came back? i've never noticed this. is everyone sure it just wasn't a generic last name that might have belonged to two walkers? not that i disbelieve, because i've seen my share of mistakes in a lot of his works, mostly curious
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
29,449
123,623
Spokane, WA
i'm curious if anyone knows the name of the walker who died and came back? i've never noticed this. is everyone sure it just wasn't a generic last name that might have belonged to two walkers? not that i disbelieve, because i've seen my share of mistakes in a lot of his works, mostly curious
It's in a thread somewhere around here. I don't have the time (or gumption again) to go chasing it down. Bev Vincent would probably know it off the top of his head.
 

Lynnie L

Well-Known Member
Aug 7, 2016
314
1,636
59
Tarpon Springs, FL
i'm curious if anyone knows the name of the walker who died and came back? i've never noticed this. is everyone sure it just wasn't a generic last name that might have belonged to two walkers? not that i disbelieve, because i've seen my share of mistakes in a lot of his works, mostly curious
This is in my top five. I have read and re-read it more times than I can count, but I don't recall any long walker who died and came back.
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
29,449
123,623
Spokane, WA
This is in my top five. I have read and re-read it more times than I can count, but I don't recall any long walker who died and came back.
Cause you weren't looking, pilgrim. =D He's in there. Dies rather early on, if I remember correctly then just 'shows up' later. Nothing zombie-like or anything, just reappears.
 

Lynnie L

Well-Known Member
Aug 7, 2016
314
1,636
59
Tarpon Springs, FL
Cause you weren't looking, pilgrim. =D He's in there. Dies rather early on, if I remember correctly then just 'shows up' later. Nothing zombie-like or anything, just reappears.
Dang, how the heck could I have missed something like that?? I don't have a copy of the book, could you tell me who it was in a spoiler? Now I'm really curious to know!
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
29,449
123,623
Spokane, WA
Dang, how the heck could I have missed something like that?? I don't have a copy of the book, could you tell me who it was in a spoiler? Now I'm really curious to know!
It's in a thread somewhere around here. I don't have the time (or gumption again) to go chasing it down. Bev Vincent would probably know it off the top of his head.
He isn't a major character in the book.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
86,051
347,101
58
Cambridge, Ohio
Just reached the reference to the Hainesville Woods and I know I've read at least one more in another novel, though it might have been a short story. Anybody know off the top of their head any titles that mention the Hainesville Woods? I'm thinking maybe Pet Sematary, Doc?
....check page 354 or thereabouts of FDNS.....
 

Marty Coslaw

Low-BDNF Gork
May 19, 2018
162
649
33
DC
Honestly I don't have any other favorite authors technically. I have certainly read some books by other others that I thought were great, but there is not another author that has made me purposely set out to devour their entire collection the way I have done with SK.

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson instantly comes to mind. When I read it in college, it certainly knocked my socks off and made me think for a long time. In a sense The Long Walk was SK's homage Jackson's story and definitely has some similarities. I like a good bit of Poe and Lovecraft also.
Doesn't Garraty or some other major character mention Jackson or one of her stories by name? I think there's an explicit reference, and I got the same impression of homage.
 
The Institute - Coming September 10th, 2019 IT - Now Available in Trade Paperback! Flight or Fright - Now Available in Trade Paperback! The Outsider - Now Available in Trade Paperback!