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Insomnia, chapter 29, page 1234, Catfish don't have scales. Reported by CarefulReader


Report your find(s) below this line ↓ by clicking this Edit button →.Chapter 20, page 163, Frannie is in Maine. The sun is setting after a rain storm. She looks poor over the water (east) and sees a rainbow.[]


The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition Book 1 Chapter 17 in the second paragraph "At 1995 hours the sound pickups in Ezwick’s lab had transmitted a whunga-whunga-whunga sort of sound that deepened into a fuller, richer, and more satisfying ronk!  ronk!  ronk!"

  • 1995 hours (said nineteen ninety-five hours) does not exist in military time and is incorrect. Just like the in 12 hour clock, there are only 60 minutes in an hour, with 00 representing 60, making 59 the highest number possibility for the minute making 1995 hours a nonexistent time. After 1959 hours comes 2000 hours, 2001 hours, 2002 hours and so on, not 1960 hours.

"The Body": Playing and shouting "Paratroops over the side" is twice attributed to Vern (chapter10, page 381 and chapter 11, page 383), but this attribute then siwtches to Teddy later in the novella (chapter 25, page 467 and chapter 27, page 480).

In 11.22.63, Jake would not have been able to purchase condoms -- or anything else -- on a Sunday in Texas because of the Blue Laws. Stores were required to closed on Sundays. These were not repealed 'til the mid-1980s.

In Firestarter, Endgame chapter, Subchapter 1, p. 282, he describes, "eight huge Kelvinator air conditioners, all running at high speed, all pumping freezing air into the testing room." Air conditioners don't pump freezing air into a room. They work by removing hot air from a room and expelling that heat outside the house or building. I would've suggested King rewrite it as, "...all pumping that room's hot air outside the building."


In 11/22/63 [Chapter 12, subchapter 11] Jake sees for sale in 1960 Texas state flags with the motto "Don't Mess With Texas". This motto was created for an anti-littering campaign which began in 1985. (submitted by Dr. Nil)

Pet Sematary page 21 (hardcover) contains a typo of phone instead saying "phong"


It (1986) Part 2: June Of 1958 subchapter 8 Georgie's Room and the House on Neibolt Street

Page 337: Bill and Richie are in Bill's room. Bill puts a stack of records on his phonograph. He turns it on, and The Fleetwoods start singing "Come Softly Darling" which is the first line from The Fleetwoods song "Come Softly To Me" which was recorded fall of 1958, and released on February 16th 1959. The scene takes place June of 1958 "Come Softly To Me" was not released yet until a year later.

The Drawing of the Three [The Prisoner, Chapter 4, part 10; Signet paperback p. 137]: Balzar's interaction with 'Cimi in the last three paragraphs of this part are purportedly in Italian, but it's really a mash-up of Italian (Il Dio, poco-poco, Io, va fanculo), Latin (est bono, est malo), French (temps, une), Spanish (Si senor), and some Stephen King specials (Piasan= probably Paisan, spelled correctly a few pages earlier in "It's up to men to build things, paisan"; peeparollo= possibly the Italian slang term pippaiolo [wanker]; and catzarro=possibly cazzone [a-hole]).

Gerald's game, every other page, "snick snick" "real police handcuffs" locking with a key. Can you imagine the cops being like "Alright sir, just hold still while I fit this tiny key in the lock"? Police handcuffs UNLOCK with a key. They don't lock with one. Ridiculous.

Mr. Mercedes, right at the beginning, Hodges and his partner insisting so freaking hard that the old lady didn't lock the car because she would've had to have the smartkey in her hand to do so. Do any of you have a car that ONLY locks with the key and not with a lock button inside the door? Ridiculous.


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