All Things Maine
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Friday, November 18, 2005

Western Maine Through the Eyes of Stephen King

Bijan C. Bayne has posted at IgoUgo a travelogue of Western Maine that Stephen King fans should enjoy.

In "West (Maine) Side Story: Tall Tales Fit for a King," Bayne cites examples of people and places in Western Maine that King has incorporated into his fiction.
Traveling west, you'll come to Route 302 in Bridgton. This town is cast in fiction as "Castle Rock", which appears in King fiction, and is the name of the production company that converts the novels into movies. The Food City supermarket in the little mall at 119 Main Street here was the Federal Foods of King's dreamy novella "The Mist". If you've read the story, the store is identical to what your mind's eye conjured up.
The itinerary as laid out is geographically jumbled in places (the best route will not take you from Weld to Naples to Kingfield to Bridgton). But the sights mentioned are definitely worth seeing.
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At 11:26 AM, November 18, 2005, Blogger Bijan C. Bayne said...

Thanks for citing me. BTW- the geography is jumbled because I had to visit the towns in the order that was journalistically convenient, rather than as most drivers would.

At 1:40 PM, November 18, 2005, Blogger Chris said...

Thanks for the clarification.


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