Which character do you wish

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Steffen

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I was always fascinated by Jud Crandall. Having seen what he had seen, and heard what he had heard, why would he ever lead Louis to the cemetery?!

I loved the part of Pet Sematary with the returning soldier. I really want to see that if ever there's a new film version of the book. I also like your suggestion: it would be fun to see a younger Jud Crandall and his first encounter with the burial ground.
 

Pucker

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I was always fascinated by Jud Crandall. Having seen what he had seen, and heard what he had heard, why would he ever lead Louis to the cemetery?!

I'm going to have to go back and look at this.

It seems to me that there is an answer to this question as to why people kept going up there, even though everyone knew it was bad juju.

It's just as well in any case . . . Louis and I haven't seen each other in so long . . . surely he must miss me by now.
 

Doc Creed

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Mike Hanlon, even though he popped up in Insomnia and is mentioned peripherally in others. What if he left Derry and wrote books about the supernatural like Mike Enslin did? Hanlon probably wouldn't leave Derry and might not remember the existence of Pennywise. Not a novel but something shorter?
 

Pucker

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I was always fascinated by Jud Crandall. Having seen what he had seen, and heard what he had heard, why would he ever lead Louis to the cemetery?!

The narrative gives us plenty of evidence that the burial ground (or the Wendigo) exerts a certain pull of its own, but I like to think that the larger part of the evil in the story is provided by the residents of Ludlow. People love their secrets. The only thing they love better than keeping 'em ... is telling 'em.

Ever has it been thus.
 

Andy1963

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Started listening to The Stand again which got me thinking, what happens after the book ends? Do Fran and Stu live happily ever after? I'm sure there are more battles ahead. What about the walk-in dude, he wasn't killed as such so could he come back and continue the fight? What about those who remained in Boulder? There must be others elsewhere, I think society as it breaks down even further will lead to a big fight for survival. There's got to be something for a sequel here.