[quote]Originally posted by Yesterday:
This was one of my favorite Stephen King books, however does anyone else get annoyed about how he reuses the same scenerios and themes in more than one book? Sometimes when I read his stuff I feel almost like he had run out of ideas and started to rip off his own work and reused it in new publications.
Yeah, I was really disappointed when in one of his new books (forget which one, the one with the child abductions) it turned out that the alternate universe was actually the same one he's using in the Dark Tower. It seems like he just couldn't come up with another creative idea and just decided to make the kid the beam breaker, instead of having another in a series of deliciously creepy ideas like he did in his younger years.
Mixing unrelated books seems like a copout to me, and I was even more pissed off about it because I've been waiting for the next in the Dark Tower series for so freaking long.