Thinner

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GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
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...he took his vocabulary for the novel, after being schooled by this fellow...

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linduzn

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Does anyone know why the Gypsies in Thinner spoke swedish? As a scandinavian it's hard not to miss it. Gypsises dont speak swedish... Did King just randomly choose words from a random dictionary? And how did the publishers allow it?
And as a Swede I've to say that while reading the novel in English, the Swedish parts was the only parts I couldn't understand at all...
 

not_nadine

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He admits to being lazy in his research (none) when he did that. It's made him be more conscientious for other books--although there are still many things that he gets called out for not getting right, he tries his best to get the right translations when he uses a language other than English. :)
:laugh: Sorry - that gave me a tickle
 

Neesy

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