King, Stephen Easter Eggs

Stephen Himself in Tommyknockers - 9.0/10 with 4 votes
In Book II, Chapter 8 (Ev Hillman, Section 10 he talks about Bobbi's writing and says "she wrote good old western stories that you could really sink your teeth into, not all full of make-believe monsters and a bunch of dirty words, like the ones that... more

Owen S. King & GI Joe: A Real American Hero - 7.0/10 with 126 votes
Back in the '80's, Hasbro came up with a line of 3 3/4" action figures called "GI Joe: A Real American Hero". One of the figures was called "Sneak Peek" and had the name Owen S. King, from Bangor, Maine. Owen King, as most fan's of the author know,... more
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John D. McDonald--Best Friend - 6.7/10 with 82 votes
You will have to read the books yourself, because I have forgotten the titles. However, on two seperate books Stephen King has one of his Characters reading one of John McDonald's books.
During that same time period (real time)John D.McDonald made references... more
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The Stand - 6.6/10 with 41 votes
No one else seems to have noticed this, but the name of the "superflu" in "The Stand" seems to be an Easter Egg for King's own amusement (and mine)

Although I have never read the book, when my mother told me the name of the bug, Captain Trips, I chewed... more

Dead Souls - 6.4/10 with 146 votes
I was reading Tommyknockers right after it came out, back in my hometown of Medford Mass. and the story involved a Maine cop hearing a cop radio transmission from Medford, something about a Package Store being robbed on Mystic Ave. Being a towny from... more
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King's References to His Other Books -- Even Unpublished Ones! - 6.4/10 with 255 votes
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... more
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R.F. - 6.2/10 with 337 votes
Most dedicated King readers probably know this already, but every time King has a character he wants to represent pure evil, he (for some reason) gives them the initials R.F. (maybe it was his first agent....) Some examples are The Stand (Randall Flagg),... more
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Masterton - 5.2/10 with 45 votes
Stephen King sometimes includes a character called Masterton in his books. For example 'The Shining' (Masterton was Dick Hallorrans friend in Florida), and 'Pet Sematary' (Steve Masterton worked with Louis at the hospital). If you know what is so significant... more
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Graham Ingels - 5.1/10 with 13 votes
My english teacher (Graham Ingels III) told our class that his father (Graham Ingels II) was mentioned in the story "The Bogeyman." Ingels II was a writer/illustrator for the comic "Tales from the Crypt" when King was growing up. Apparently, Ingels... more
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Colours in Desperation - 4.7/10 with 89 votes
The colour of the picture of the horse in the bathroom is Rose Madder. A reference to King's other novel of the same name.
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Name Game - 2.8/10 with 195 votes
The main characters in the books "Desperation" and "The Regulators" have the same first and last names; they are just all switched around. And in both they are fighting an evil being called TAK.
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City Names - 2.6/10 with 255 votes
Stephen King (spelled correctly, by the way) makes mention of at least one Maine city in almost all of his books, if not all (I haven't read all of them, so I can't say 100%). He lives in Maine.
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More Books from Him? - 1.7/10 with 509 votes
Every Stephen King fan needs to know this! Stephen King also goes by Richard Bachmen.
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