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Ch 6 - 217[]
  • pg 41
    1. The Gypsie's vehicle keeps changing. When they first arrive in town their car is described to us "…in a no-parking zone, stood a huge old pickup truck with a homemade camper cap. The cap was covered with strange designs around a central painting - a not-very-good rendering of a unicorn on its knees, head bowed, before a Gypsy woman…". We later (Ch 18 - The Search, pg 176) are told "…the VW microbus with the girl and the unicorn painted on the side…". The vehicle then changes back into a camper, when Ginelli shoots it (ch 22 - Ginelli's Story, pg 247).

Ch 19 - In the Camp of the Gypsies[]
  • pg 194
    1. When Billy enters the Gypsy campground, Gina attacks him, and one of the Gypsies screams "Gina, verkligen glad!" Translated that -from Swedish no less- means "Gina, really happy!". That quote is a bit out of place for this scene.

Ch 22 - Ginelli's Story[]
  • pg 247
    1. (Firearm errors)
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      Talking about the Kalashnikov AK-47 ammunition, SK writes "…bullets, each in a casing almost as long as a king-size cigarette, each powered with a hundred and forty grains of powder…".
      • The ammunition an AK47 uses is nowhere near that long, --See Photo-- or that powerful. The OAL -Over All Length- of a 7.62x39 round is only 56.00 mm (2.205 in), with the case being just 38.70 mm (1.524 in).
      • King-sized Cigarettes on the other hand are 3 - 3 1/4 inches in length (according to
      • The proper loading range would be around 15-26 grains, depending on several variables.
        • Stephen King's ignorance and political hyperbole shows here. The Kalashnikov fires a round that is on the lower end of the rifle scale. It is nowhere near the "high power" round those in the media with a political agenda try to make it out to be. In short, Stephen King has made the ammunition ~3x larger with a powder charge ~6x to high.

( Note: All page numbers are from the New American Library hardcover, unless otherwise noted. )

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