History Literature / AtlantaNights

19th Oct '17 11:27:28 PM nanshe
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* BigEater: Everyone in the cast. Most of the chapters involve the characters eating vast amounts of food at expensive resturants. In Chapter 6, for instance, Bruce and Isaac Stevens share an appetizer of foie gras, crackers, mushrooms, and truffles. Then Isaac orders half a pound of steak covered in mushrooms and onions, corn on the cob, a loaded baked potato, and steamed carrots while Bruce orders stuffed chicken with truffle and cranberry dressing, baby back ribs, and a loaded baked potato. And yet, the two of them still have room for dessert.

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* BigEater: Everyone in the cast. Most of the chapters involve the characters eating vast amounts of food at expensive resturants. In Chapter 6, for instance, Bruce and Isaac Stevens share an appetizer of foie gras, crackers, mushrooms, truffles, artichoke hearts, and truffles.pickled eggs. Then Isaac orders half a pound of steak covered in mushrooms and onions, corn on the cob, a loaded baked potato, and steamed carrots while Bruce orders stuffed chicken with truffle and cranberry dressing, baby back ribs, and a loaded baked potato. And yet, the two of them still have room for dessert.



* SaidBookism

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* SaidBookismSaidBookism: Absolutely rampant, though the amount varies by chapter.
19th Oct '17 11:21:22 PM nanshe
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* ArtisticLicenseUniversityAdmissions: Somehow, Arthur Nance went straight into medical school after graduating from high school. Valedictorian or no, that's extremely implausible.
19th Oct '17 11:02:20 PM nanshe
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* BigEater: Everyone in the cast. Most of the chapters involve the characters eating vast amounts of food at expensive resturants. In Chapter 6, for instance, Bruce and Isaac Stevens share an appetizer of foie gras, crackers, mushrooms, and truffles. Then Isaac orders half a pound of steak covered in mushrooms and onions, corn on the cob, a loaded baked potato, and steamed carrots while Bruce orders stuffed chicken with truffle and cranberry dressing, baby back ribs, and a loaded baked potato. And yet, the two of them still have room for dessert.



* ButterFace: According to Irene, Bruce Lucent has a "studly body" but "the face of a turnip."
* BuxomIsBetter: Irene Stevens, Callie Archer, and Margaret Eastman are very well-endowed.

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* ButterFace: According to Irene, Bruce Lucent has a "studly body" but "the face of a turnip."
* BuxomIsBetter: Irene Stevens, Callie Archer, Callie, and Margaret Eastman are very well-endowed.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Constantly.
** Yvonne gets extra vodka she didn't ask for at a restaurant, so she pours it all over a plant.
** Bruce steps on an old woman's foot at another restaurant and she yells at him, so he threatens to have her arrested and the waiters give her a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.



* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Completely averted. The narrative stops dead at several points to inform the reader of irrelevant details like which president founded EMS, the kind of stone used in Bruce Lucent's shower, the color of Penelope's pupils, and the inner thoughts of a cat and an apartment doorman.

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* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Completely averted. The narrative stops dead at several points to inform the reader of irrelevant details like which president founded EMS, the kind of stone used in Bruce Lucent's shower, the color of Penelope's Yvonne's pupils, and the inner thoughts of a cat and an apartment doorman.
19th Oct '17 10:46:42 PM nanshe
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* EroticEating: Yvonne Perrin with a Hardee's hamburger.

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* EroticEating: Yvonne Perrin with a Hardee's hamburger.hamburger and Callie with a cherry.



* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Completely averted. The narrative stops dead at several points to inform the reader of irrelevant details like which president founded EMS, the kind of stone used in Bruce Lucent's shower, the color of Penelope's pupils, and the inner thoughts of a cat and an apartment doorman.



* SouthernBelle: Arguably all the female characters count given that they are all Georgia natives.

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* SouthernBelle: Arguably all the female characters count count, given that they are all Georgia natives.



* StrawVegetarian: Penelope Urbain, Callie Archer, and Arthur Nance, though Penelope eats a rare steak, Callie slices of ham, and Arthur a ham sandwich before their vegetarianism is mentioned.

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* StrawVegetarian: Penelope Urbain, Callie Archer, Penelope, Callie, and Arthur Nance, though Penelope eats a rare steak, Callie Swedish meatballs and slices of ham, and Arthur a ham sandwich before their vegetarianism is mentioned.
17th Sep '17 8:03:14 PM MasterN
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[[caption-width-right:317:[[MeaningfulName Written by one "Travis Tea". What does that tell you?]][[note]]Also, [[ArtisticLicenseGeography palms and an ocean sunset in Atlanta]]? Really?[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:317:[[MeaningfulName [[caption-width-right:317:[[PunnyName Written by one "Travis Tea". Tea".]] [[MeaningfulName What does that tell you?]][[note]]Also, [[ArtisticLicenseGeography palms and an ocean sunset in Atlanta]]? Really?[[/note]]]]
17th Sep '17 1:24:26 PM nombretomado
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* HowDoIUsedTense: At least one passage, in Chapter 10, switches from past tense to present tense and immediately back again. ''Several times.''
26th Jun '17 9:26:33 PM DavidTC
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** The cover of the Lulu paperback edition alone drives the point home by depicting palm trees and a beach -- so totally alien a scenery from a city hundreds of miles inland.

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** The cover of the Lulu paperback edition alone drives the point home by depicting palm trees and a beach -- so totally alien a scenery from a city hundreds of miles inland. The fact it is clearly an ocean ''sunset'' means it can't even be the distant Georgia coast, as that faces east.
20th Apr '17 4:45:52 PM MarkLungo
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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: Andrew Venice looks like George Clooney on good days and Rowan Atkinson on bad days.
* TortureCellar: Henry Archer had one in the chapter where he's stated to have been a serial killer.

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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: Andrew Venice looks like George Clooney Creator/GeorgeClooney on good days and Rowan Atkinson Creator/RowanAtkinson on bad days.
* TortureCellar: Henry Archer had one in the chapter where he's stated to have been a serial killer.SerialKiller.



* {{Uninstallment}}: Chapter 21

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* {{Uninstallment}}: Chapter 2121.



* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma

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* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonCommaWantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma:
20th Apr '17 4:41:11 PM MarkLungo
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* HypocriticalHumor: One character notes that in bad novels set in Atlanta, everything is named after a peach tree. This book is as guilty of that as you can get. To be fair, this isn't that far from the truth.[[note]]Atlanta has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peachtree_Street at least seventeen streets]] named with variations on Peachtree. The reason for so many streets named "Peachtree" is actually regarded by locals now as [[OldShame somewhat]] [[NeverLiveItDown embarrassing]]. During the Civil Rights Movement, a local ordinance was passed that no black families were allowed to reside on Peachtree street, so if a neighborhood wanted to be for whites only it would name its main road Peachtree Street.[[/note]]

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* HypocriticalHumor: One character notes that in bad novels set in Atlanta, everything is named after a peach tree. This book is as guilty of that as you can get. To be fair, this isn't that far from the truth.[[note]]Atlanta has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peachtree_Street at least seventeen streets]] named with variations on Peachtree. The reason for so many streets named "Peachtree" is actually regarded by locals now as [[OldShame somewhat]] [[NeverLiveItDown embarrassing]]. During the Civil Rights Movement, UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement, a local ordinance was passed that no black families were allowed to reside on Peachtree street, so if a neighborhood wanted to be for whites only it would name its main road Peachtree Street.[[/note]]



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20th Apr '17 4:38:34 PM MarkLungo
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** Chapters 4 and 17 are the same thing, word for word. There are also ''two'' chapter 12s, though they have different contents. The second chapter 12 and the only chapter fifteen also contain similar content, and were written from the same outline by two different writers.

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** Chapters 4 and 17 are the same thing, word for word. There are also ''two'' chapter 12s, though they have different contents. The second chapter 12 and the only chapter fifteen 15 also contain similar content, and were written from the same outline by two different writers.
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