King, Stephen Easter Egg - King's References to His Other Books -- Even Unpublished Ones!
Much has been written here about how Stephen King likes to make sly references in his works to books that he has previously published. But in Gerald's Game (1992), King got REALLY sly by referring to events in Dolores Claiborne, which wasn't published until the next year!
Take a look at the Viking first edition of Gerald's Game on pages 166 and 167: The main character, in a flashback to an incident of sexual abuse in her childhood, hears a voice telling her "The other woman is on her knees too, and she smells that same smell. That smell that's like copper and cream. --- It's coming out of the well. The smell is coming out of the well. --- She made him fall down the well."
Now look at the Viking first edition of Dolores Claiborne on pages 183 and 184, in which the title character (who gets rid of her husband by letting him fall into a well) has a vision of the Gerald's Game character being sexually abused. Then on page 200, Dolores Claiborne shares the same vision which prior novel describes: "I think she SAW me. --- [S]he'd realized someone was lookin at her, that a woman God knows how many miles away but still in the path of the eclipse--a women who'd just killed her husband--was lookin at her."
Be sure to pay attention when you're reading Hearts in Atlantis. You might just get a sneak preview of King's NEXT book!
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||Slyke on 10-10-1999
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