- On page 95 (Ch. 8, subch. 2),
it says that Thad put the papers on which he had written "The Sparrows
Are Flying Again" into one of the deskdrawers. But later on page 121 (
Ch. 10, subch. 2 ), when Thad shows Liz what he had written, it says
that the papers were lying on top of his typewriter.
- On page 357 ( Ch. 24, subch. 3
) and page 372 ( Ch. 25, subch. 1 ) it says that the road Thad's summer
house was on, was called Lake Lane, but on page 374 ( Ch. 25, subch.
1), it is suddenly called Lake Drive.
- In The Dark Half Stephen King
writes about how Delta-waves are characterising for REM-sleep. This is
not true. Delta-waves characterise Stage 4-sleep, which is either when
a person is in deep sleep or unconscious. In Stage 4-sleep the brain
oscillates between 1 and 4 hertz, so in Stage 4-sleep REM-sleep can not
occur. What does happen is a person either walks in his sleep, talks in
his sleep or is having night terrors.
REM-sleep does instead occur
in what is called Stage 5-sleep. In that stage the brain has an
increased neuronal activity and the brain waves produced there looks
much like Beta-waves. And Beta-waves are the waves that the brain shows
when it is awake.
Then the brain produces Beta-waves the brain
oscillates between 12 and 24 hertz. And when that happens in a persons
sleep, then it indicates that he is dreaming, i.e. he is REM-sleeping.
Ralph and the pharmacist discuss' approximately the same things, but
their own lack of knowledge in to the subject can here be used as an
excuse for the wrong information.
- When Alan Pangborn, on page 216
( Ch. 16, subch. 6 ), calls Fort Laramie Sheriff's Office, he tells the
dispatcher to get his identity confirmed by calling the Maine State
Police Barracks. He then says that he'll call back ten minutes later.
And it is here the error occurs, because according to what it says in
the book Alan then waits for the minute hand to circle the face of the
clock ten times. It should have said "second hand" instead of "minute