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Glinda 09-29-2017 02:29 PM

I'm sort of disappointed in King's latest offering, written in collaboration with his son Owen. It's called Sleeping Beauties; I read the first 70 pages last night (free preview with my Nook) and found two pretty glaring continuation errors.

It's bad enough that both King and his son missed these errors, but where the hell was their editor?!?

:eyebrow:

Clodfobble 09-29-2017 03:22 PM

Were they major plot holes, or basically typos?

Glinda 09-29-2017 06:39 PM

Oh, no. Typos can be excused (sort of). This is continuity stuff - the writer forgot what he said about someone or some thing in a scene, and then contradicts the earlier statement in the same scene.

In one scene, someone knocks at the door of a guy named Truman, a backwoods meth cooker who happens to be "in his cowboy boots and boxer shorts and nothing else" when he opens the door. The visitor is a madwoman who imediately attacks him. With her maniacal grip squeezing into his throat and her ragged nails cutting into his flesh, "Truman's free hand found the grip of the Bowie knife tucked into his belt and pulled it loose."

Seriously?

The other error I found was a scene where a cops gets home late after a rough day. The cop "deposited her gunblet in the drawer, shut it, and clicked it locked again," then she crashed onto the bed with her uniform still on. She was slipping off to sleep, "and was almost there when her phone bugled at her from the utility belt laid across the ceder chest at the end of the bed."

This is bush league stuff. Sheesh, King and son. Get it together.

xoxoxoBruce 09-29-2017 09:13 PM

I always wear a belt with a knife on my boxers when I'm cooking meth. :lol:
But King doesn't say he was wearing the belt does he? It might have been on the table or hanging on a chair or hook nearby.

Oh, and maybe she wore a gun belt and utility belt.





OK King, pay me. ;)

Glinda 09-29-2017 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 996482)
I always wear a belt with a knife on my boxers when I'm cooking meth. :lol:

Well, doesn't everybody?

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 996482)
But King doesn't say he was wearing the belt does he? It might have been on the table or hanging on a chair or hook nearby.

That's sort of a stretch, don't you think? ;)

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 996482)
Oh, and maybe she wore a gun belt and utility belt.

Ok, I might buy that, but if that was the case, the author(s) should have made that very clear, or geeks like me would fixate on that seeming inconsistency in the details to the point that we wouldn't enjoy the story as we should.

Just sayin.' :p:

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 996482)
OK King, pay me. ;)

:D

xoxoxoBruce 09-30-2017 01:42 PM

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Gravdigr 09-30-2017 01:45 PM

Well, it ain't Chang, or Eng...


I made a guess and I was right!!

Ho Chi Minh, famous Vietnamese hiker. Built some trail somewhere...

xoxoxoBruce 09-30-2017 01:51 PM

Ho Ho Ho.

Gravdigr 09-30-2017 02:08 PM


xoxoxoBruce 10-01-2017 12:10 AM

Yes, that son of a bitch begged the US to help him set up a democratic nation modeling its constitution after ours. The nerve of him asking us to insult our dear friends the French. tsk tsk :rolleyes:

xoxoxoBruce 10-04-2017 08:29 PM

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glatt 10-04-2017 08:59 PM

This will sound crazy, but the mouth and jaw look like Jesse Ventura.

fargon 10-04-2017 09:10 PM

I know but I cheated.

Clodfobble 10-04-2017 10:31 PM

My only guess would be Tom Petty because he's timely, otherwise I got nothing.

xoxoxoBruce 10-05-2017 12:09 AM

Not Ventura or Petty. This will be a tough one. He's not an American.


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