Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I've been listening to Stephen King's Desperation, which turned out to be rather weak; but what intrigued me, at least at first, was that King engaged in a little literary mystification with it — he released it simultaneously with its twin novel, The Regulators, which he attributed to Richard Bachman, where he took the same characters, assigned them different roles, put them in a different location, and let the same kind of story play out again.

The book is narrated by King himself, and at first I was amused by what I thought was his inability to pronounce the word veterinarian:

But it looks like Merriam-Webster recognizes this pronunciation as a possible variant:

It doesn't even mark this variant as substandard, as it does for nucular.

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