This has bothered me for 40 years *spoilers*

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krwhiting

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How did Barlow get into the Petries' house? He would have had to have been invited in at some point or he couldn't have broken in in the book. Did Uncle Stevie and his editors goof, or did the part where we learn who invited Barlow in at some time get edited out?
Pogonip: I noticed this too. I just reread this book last week for the first time since the late 80's and this issue sprang out at me. But, like always, since I'm suspending disbelief anyway to enjoy a novel, I often don't think too much about things like this. I figure I missed something that explains it, and that quiets the critics in my head, and I can move on and enjoy. But I think it was just a mistake. There's no evidence that any vamp had been invited or had access to that house prior to the window entrance.

Kelly
 

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Welcome to the SKMB!
Thank you. I love reading and I love talking about books and writers. I don't do social media. I'm not on facebook or twitter or any of the others. I don't belong to any message board sites but this one and only joined after much agonizing about it. But I decided to try it simply because I love books. And I think King is as good an author as the US has ever produced. I don't mean by that that I endorse everything in all of his books. I can do without sex scenes and I try to avoid cussing, but I also realize that the world is full of things of which I don't approve and I have to live here and deal with it. But that caveat aside, I think King's writing is of a piece with our historical best (Twain, Hemingway, Faulkner, Chandler, etc.). I remember arguing with people in the 80s about King. They considered him a pulp fiction lightweight and I saw much more in his books than that. I saw characters drawn true to life. I saw shadings in them that felt real. Good and evil. And most importantly, I saw that he took evil and good seriously. That they were real to him and that his characters had to make choices about which side they stood on - often at the ultimate cost. That always attracted me because I believe that's true of life and I've tried to live that way.

King
 

Neesy

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Thank you. I love reading and I love talking about books and writers. I don't do social media. I'm not on facebook or twitter or any of the others. I don't belong to any message board sites but this one and only joined after much agonizing about it. But I decided to try it simply because I love books. And I think King is as good an author as the US has ever produced. I don't mean by that that I endorse everything in all of his books. I can do without sex scenes and I try to avoid cussing, but I also realize that the world is full of things of which I don't approve and I have to live here and deal with it. But that caveat aside, I think King's writing is of a piece with our historical best (Twain, Hemingway, Faulkner, Chandler, etc.). I remember arguing with people in the 80s about King. They considered him a pulp fiction lightweight and I saw much more in his books than that. I saw characters drawn true to life. I saw shadings in them that felt real. Good and evil. And most importantly, I saw that he took evil and good seriously. That they were real to him and that his characters had to make choices about which side they stood on - often at the ultimate cost. That always attracted me because I believe that's true of life and I've tried to live that way.

King
Why did you sign this "King" - are you really Stephen King pretending to be a religious man? (and no I have not read "Revival" yet!)
 

krwhiting

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Why did you sign this "King" - are you really Stephen King pretending to be a religious man? (and no I have not read "Revival" yet!)
Nope. Sorry. Just a typo. Sometimes I type without thinking. Like I did here. Sort of common when I've finished composing what I wanted to say and I'm signing off. I'm really Kelly Whiting from Fruitland, Idaho. Weird though. But entirely unintentional and without meaning.

Kelly
 

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Nope. Sorry. Just a typo. Sometimes I type without thinking. Like I did here. Sort of common when I've finished composing what I wanted to say and I'm signing off. I'm really Kelly Whiting from Fruitland, Idaho. Weird though. But entirely unintentional and without meaning.

Kelly
We're almost neighbors! I'm in Spokane.
 

krwhiting

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We're almost neighbors! I'm in Spokane.
That is pretty close...for these big western States. I've been in Spokane a few times. Not as much as in western Washington. I was stationed at Fort Lewis for four years. Spent a lot of time in Yakima training in the desert. Drove the route from Seattle to Fruitland many times. My wife lived in Steilacoom, where I lived when I met her (I lived in a 100 year old house, in the attic converted into a one room apartment, with a great view of the bay and Anderson Island, and sunsets, and where one of my very few dream/ghost stories happened - I was a bachelor Lieutenant and liked living that way). Though she was born in Caribou, Maine.

Kelly
 

Neesy

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That is pretty close...for these big western States. I've been in Spokane a few times. Not as much as in western Washington. I was stationed at Fort Lewis for four years. Spent a lot of time in Yakima training in the desert. Drove the route from Seattle to Fruitland many times. My wife lived in Steilacoom, where I lived when I met her (I lived in a 100 year old house, in the attic converted into a one room apartment, with a great view of the bay and Anderson Island, and sunsets, and where one of my very few dream/ghost stories happened - I was a bachelor Lieutenant and liked living that way). Though she was born in Caribou, Maine.

Kelly


Northern Maine? I hear it's cold there in wintah! (ayuh)
 

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Northern Maine? I hear it's cold there in wintah! (ayuh)
Yesterday's low temp in Caribou (actual, not wind chill) was -15F(-25C)and the high was -2F(-18C). Tonight it's expected to get to -22F(-30C). Here in Bangor it was only -13F(-25) and a high of 10F (-12C)yesterday. This time of year that moose would be skating across the lake. ;-D
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Yesterday's low temp in Caribou (actual, not wind chill) was -15F(-25C)and the high was -2F(-18C). Tonight it's expected to get to -22F(-30C). Here in Bangor it was only -13F(-25) and a high of 10F (-12C)yesterday. This time of year that moose would be skating across the lake. ;-D
Dang - must make for hard walking in those crutches - try to stay warm!
 
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