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Monday, February 10, 2014

Stephen King -- Connecting The Dots

I loved Louis  Peitzman's article at BuzzFeed titled, "These Stephen King Connections Will Blow Your Mind."  They did  not blow my mind -- butstill pretty cool.

Here's a snippet, be sure to check  out the entire article at  www.buzzfeed.com

 In The Tommyknockers, mysterious organization The Shop invades Haven to control the alien presence.

Let's move on to plot. Here's where things get complicated. In The Tommyknockers , mysterious organization The Shop invades Haven to control the alien presence.

11. The Shop is responsible for the Lot Six experiments, which gave Charlie McGee her powers in Firestarter.

The Shop is responsible for the Lot Six experiments, which gave Charlie McGee her powers in Firestarter .

12. And The Shop was involved in the Arrowhead Project, which resulted in the titular supernatural disaster of The Mist.

And The Shop was involved in the Arrowhead Project, which resulted in the titular supernatural disaster of The Mist .

13. The organization is also mentioned in “The Langoliers.”

The organization is also mentioned in "The Langoliers."

14. The same evil forces run throughout many Stephen King works. Take Randall Flagg, for example. He’s the major antagonist in The Stand.

The same evil forces run throughout many Stephen King works. Take Randall Flagg, for example. He's the major antagonist in The Stand .

15. But he also pursues Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower series. More on that in a bit.

 

16. Randall Flagg gets namechecked in ‘Salem’s Lot.

Randall Flagg gets namechecked in 'Salem's Lot .

17. And he may be the demonic entity in the Stephen King short story “Children of the Corn.”

And he may be the demonic entity in the Stephen King short story "Children of the Corn."

18. But Randall Flagg actually serves The Crimson King, who is another major adversary in The Dark Tower.

But Randall Flagg actually serves The Crimson King, who is another major adversary in The Dark Tower .

3 comments:

  1. I don't recall Flagg being mentioned in Salem's Lot. Have I forgotten it, or did I just miss it?

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  2. I was trusting them, because I don't remember it either. If I had e-version of Salem's Lot, I'd do a quick word search.

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  3. There was a discussion about this somewhere online last year (can't remember where) but to my knowledge nobody was ever able to find an RF mention in Salem's Lot. Perhaps the short story from Night Shift, Jerusalem's Lot? I've read it, but it's been years ago and don't recall much about it.

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