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The Talisman
06-20-2011, 01:53 PM
I've recently finished reading this, a thoroughly enjoyable yarn.

Imo, the underlying theme of the tale, is how different people will react when faced with a genuine shock to the system. Some people will grasp the bull by the horns, and ascend to unofficial roles of leadership. Some people will lose all rationale, some people will go into denial, and others may opt to use alcohol to numb the senses.

The alcohol references throughout, fascinated me. Was King drinking heavily when he wrote The Mist?