The Outsider sounds too familiar -- SPOILERS

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A-Rons

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Anyone else feel like they've read The Outsider before? Some of the passages in here I honestly feel like I've read before, Like
the kid stealing the cars, the barn with the shoes/sneakers and belt buckle, the magazine with Terry's prints and the riot at the courthouse.
I would start reading all these parts and would know how the scene would end. Can someone answer this for me/ do you feel the same?
 
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Wayoftheredpanda

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Anyone else feel like they've read The Outsider before? Some of the passages in here I honestly feel like I've read before, Like
the kid stealing the cars, the barn with the shoes/sneakers and belt buckle, the magazine with Terry's prints and the riot at the courthouse.
I would start reading all these parts and would know how the scene would end. Can someone answer this for me/ do you feel the same?
Could just be a combination of familiar tropes strung together
 
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GNTLGNT

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Anyone else feel like they've read The Outsider before? Some of the passages in here I honestly feel like I've read before, Like the kid stealing the cars, the barn with the shoes/sneakers and belt buckle, the magazine with Terry's prints and the riot at the courthouse. I would start reading all these parts and would know how the scene would end. Can someone answer this for me/ do you feel the same?
....welcome A......I don’t recall having that feeling, but then again I understood that King isn’t always going to mine new “ore” and that some of his plotting may be formulaic....
 
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