Hmmm...I'm torn on this.
The thing is, even though it's fiction, you have to tell the truth. Then, the devil's in the details.
In the grand scheme of things, errors in books don't matter, unlike in the real world. But...they can snap you right out of a story if it's something you know is wrong. Some people can gloss over them as they read, others can't. Either way, there's a duty to detail and truth, even in something that's technically a pack of lies (perhaps especially because it is a pack of lies). SK says so himself, more or less, in On Writing and probably elsewhere too.
Now, I don't blame SK for them too much, but with that said, just because I'm a fan doesn't mean I can't or won't look at things with a critical eye - which is really just the flip side of seeing all the good stuff he comes up with (crit can be positive or negative, to varying degrees). I love the guy. I love his writing. That does not mean he can walk on water (though he might be able to, I've never seen him try ).
Sometimes crits (from others, not so much by me) can be 'Oh what now?' anal - the thing with the Caprices is a case in point; I wouldn't know a Caprice from a hole in the ground, much less the year of each model, and could care even less - but such things go with the turf: I've been pulled up in the past for using the words 'magazine' and 'clip' interchangeably. The mail I got ran way longer that this one, explaining the differences, the history of each thing, and so on. I already knew the difference (I'd have found myself in trouble if I hadn't!), but plenty of people had done the same thing - including some highly-decorated former soldiers. Still, I was technically wrong so I had to suck it up (even if I did sit there thinking 'Jesus, what a butthole. Does it really matter that much?') because, to some people, it really, really does.
dude... I am not that bright and I make posts
all the time. Silly , self indulgent posts
for myself, by myself ,and often "of myself ".
Don't sweat it . . .so many just love to criticize --helps them hide from their own flaws.
Just jump in and roll along and don't worry 'bout what the others do. I've seen many battles on these boards over the years and I've often felt out of place. But, I'm not. There are people that come here for support and to unload their burdens but don't give much in return. I'm cool with that . . . I'm a King Fan and that's why I'm here.
I think you are very bright and there are many uses for used motor oil. I hear tell that some people use it like silicone to plump up their asses!