While taking a walk, horror author Stephen King is struck by a van piloted by a distracted Bryan Smith. King's extensive injuries (broken leg, broken hip, lacerated scalp and collapsed lung) remanded him to a hospital bed for three weeks. Smith would later die in his sleep on Stephen King's birthday.
Does anyone know for sure if it is true that the guy really did die on Stephen King's birthday?? If so, WHOA how freaky is that???????
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quote:Originally posted by bthyb: 1947??? But the first part of that year is 19!
Was 19 the number that started popping up in the Dark Tower series? I read the original Gunslinger novel before he retconned it, and once references to the retcon stuff started to appear I lost interest and stopped reading.
The original gunslinger novel was only a small part of The Dark Tower series. Changing it a bit to fit in with a bigger whole (and an awesome bigger whole) is not somthing I'd hold an author at fault for. After all, he wrote The Gunslinger a lonnnnnggg time ago. I'm surprised he even remembers anything about it in the later Dark Tower novels. ^^
quote:Originally posted by bthyb: I have a full set, but 3 are cheap paper backs, one a special edition paperback w/ pics, and 3 hardbacks with pics - a rather motley set.
I really don't like most of the pics, either - I don't think they add much, and some are rather inaccurate.
The only pics I didn't like were Oy and...the girl, what was her name? Sue, Suzanne? Anyways, the female gunslinger. I thought that, even though I'm sure her arms would be very well developed from her disability, she was still FAR more muscular than she should have been in the pics.
Ehh. I just don't like it when anyone creates something, establishes it, and then changes it in order to make it fit better with later work. It makes much more sense to me to write the later work in such a way that it is a natural extension of what comes before.
I realize King has stated many times that he never did have a real outline for the books and that he wrote whenever he was inspired to do so. I know that he often had a feel for what was going to happen but didn't necessarily know all the details. Still, it just seems like really sloppy storytelling to me. Of course, my standards may be a bit strict due to my folks being excellent storytellers . . .