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Weird Timeline in ‘Salem’s Lot’

Describing the history of the Marsten House in the novel Salem’s Lot, Stephen King writes of the Marsten family: He and his wife had retired wealthy to ‘salem’s Lot in 1929, and had lost a good ...
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What does “as hot as the hinges of hell” mean in “The Green Mile”?

From chapter 2 of The Green Mile by Stephen King: It was still as hot as the hinges of hell, October or not. The door to the exercise yard opened, letting in a flood of brilliant light and the ...
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About Jake's fate in The Gunslinger

I've just finished reading The Gunslinger and I'm really sad about Jake and how Roland left him behind. I want to know at least if in the other books of the series there will be some mention that Jake ...
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In Stephen King's The Shining, what is the meaning of Jack's conversation with Grady?

In chapter 44 of The Shining, why does Grady claim not to have murdered his wife and daughters and have no recollection of Mr Ullman while talking to Jack at Derwent's party, but later says he "...
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Is the Crimson King's first attack on Stephen King based on a real experience from the author's childhood?

In The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah Eddie and Roland pay a visit to Stephen King in 1977, after learning that he apparently wrote about Pere Callahan's story. In order to learn what is really going ...
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Has there been any criticism of Bryan Smith's depiction in The Dark Tower series?

At some point during The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower Roland's ka-tet has to save Stephen King, who ultimately seems to be a representation of one of the tower's beams, from getting hit by a car ...
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Why is It afraid of birds?

In IT (1986), Stan Uris is attacked near Derry light house by Pennywise. He is able to survive this attack by just speaking the names of several birds and It is just taken aback. For some reason ...
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Who was (were?) the inspiration for Carrie?

The Wikipedia article on Stephen King's Carrie says that Carrie is based on two girls in King's schools. It has this quote, with a "citation needed" attached: She was a very peculiar girl who came ...
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Why does Stanley Uris react so gruesomely to It returning?

Stephen King's novel IT concerns a group of children who confronted an evil entity haunting their town -- and their reunion twenty-five years later to face the being again for the final time. Early ...
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What are the Stephen King connections in The Dark Tower series?

There's plenty of connections to King's other works in The Dark Tower. Most notably Salem's Lot. What other connections are there, no matter how big or small?