History Literature / BagOfBones

18th Apr '16 3:21:36 PM Berrenta
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* ItGotBetter: Mattie's husband dies, leaving her a poor, single mother with few prospects. [[FromBadToWorse Enter husband's father]], who intends to take away her daughter--mostly out of spite--and has more than enough money to make sure it will happen. Then, when things seem completely hopeless, a fortuitous encounter with Mike Noonan changes everything.
16th Apr '16 3:27:53 PM Jayalaw
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* AdultFear: Mattie has been living in terror of her father-in-law stealing her daughter away from her, and rightly so.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
** A black woman is ForcedToWatch as [[spoiler: her new neighbors murder her son in front of her, rape and then murder her in turn]] due to onset racism in the neighborhood. Mike doesn't blame her for being a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds [[spoiler: though he gets angry when learning she killed his wife and attempts to force him to kill Kyra.]]
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Mattie has been living in terror of her father-in-law stealing her daughter away from her, and rightly so.



* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: How [[spoiler: Sara Tillman]] acts. It's not enough that she revenges herself on [[spoiler: the men that killed her and her son]]; she wants to make sure none of their descendants can make it past adulthood.



** [[spoiler: Although. this applies to his descendant Max.]]

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** [[spoiler: Although. Although, this applies to his descendant Max.]]



* DueToTheDead: Defied,and then tentatively attempted with [[spoiler: Sara Tillman's remains.]] Mike finally has to [[spoiler: pour lye all over Sara Tillman's bones to destroy her ghost.]]



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: The men who [[spoiler: killed Sara Tillman and her son]] or who were witnesses to the murder started realizing that [[FromNobodyToNightmare they may have created a monster]] when they in turn start to murder their children. They try to bury [[spoiler: her remains in a more suitable resting ground but find that it doesn't assuage her spirit.]]



* MamaBear: Even death doesn't stop Johanna from protecting Michael and Kyra [[spoiler: from Sara Tiddwell.]]

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* MamaBear: MamaBear:
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Even death doesn't stop Johanna from protecting Michael and Kyra [[spoiler: from Sara Tiddwell.]]


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** Mattie is another one, [[spoiler: alive and dead]].


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* SympathyForTheDevil: Mike has it for [[spoiler: Sara]] even as the latter threatens Kyra.
20th Nov '15 4:57:46 AM Morgenthal
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* {{Badass}}: George Kennedy gets shot in the leg during a scene of particular carnage, yet calmly gets to his feet and returns fire, ensuring that one of the two assailants dies and the other is brought to justice.


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* MadeOfIron: George Kennedy gets shot in the leg during a scene of particular carnage, yet calmly gets to his feet and returns fire, ensuring that one of the two assailants dies and the other is brought to justice.
20th Nov '15 4:56:32 AM Morgenthal
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* ActorAllusion: The last part of the miniseries version of the book involves Mike fighting [[spoiler: Rogette]] in a bathroom [[spoiler: to the death,]] just when you think it's all over. Is it a wonder why they got [[PierceBrosnan Pierce]] [[Film/JamesBond Brosnan]] to play Mike?

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* ActorAllusion: The last part of the miniseries version of the book involves Mike fighting [[spoiler: Rogette]] in a bathroom [[spoiler: to the death,]] just when you think it's all over. Is it a wonder why they got [[PierceBrosnan Pierce]] [[Film/JamesBond Brosnan]] to play Mike?



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Michael Noonan is another of Stephen King's large group of writer protagonists.
** The office being stiflingly hot in mid-summer is another detail taken directly from King's life--there was no other room in the house he could comfortably write in after his near-fatal car crash. And the sections dealing with the loss of Johanna are incredibly personal, though thankfully they are not inspired by real-life events.
23rd Aug '15 4:04:23 AM AlexBruce
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** "You funny little man, said Strickland."
16th Aug '15 3:32:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* SingleFather: [[spoiler: Mike hopes to be one to Kyra eventually]]
11th May '15 12:02:19 PM rtan
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* HopeSpot: When Max Devore drops the case. [[GenreSavvy Michael] immediately recognizes it as such, and unfortunately, he's right.

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* HopeSpot: When Max Devore drops the case. [[GenreSavvy Michael] Michael]] immediately recognizes it as such, and unfortunately, he's right.
11th May '15 11:58:38 AM rtan
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* AdultFear: Mattie has been living in terror of her father-in-law stealing her daughter away from her, and rightly so.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Mattie Devore's murder is sudden, brutal, and completely senseless. Michael later realizes he has written many fictional murders of this type, and is disgusted with himself.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Mattie Devore's murder is sudden, brutal, and completely senseless. Michael later realizes he has written many fictional murders of this type, and is so disgusted with himself.himself that he gives up on his writing career.]]



* DropTheHammer: How Mike decides to eliminate the threat of an armed [[DirtyCop George Footman]].



* ExpositionDump: The first 100 pages of the novel are essentially all backstory.



* HopeSpot: When Max Devore drops the case. Michael immediately recognizes it as such, and unfortunately, he's right.

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* HopeSpot: When Max Devore drops the case. Michael [[GenreSavvy Michael] immediately recognizes it as such, and unfortunately, he's right.



* LoveTriangle: Done with Mike, Mattie, and John Storrow.

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* LoveTriangle: Done with Mike, Mattie, and John Storrow. Storrow.
** DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Though, by this point, John Storrow was no longer in the running.]]
23rd Dec '14 8:48:54 PM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: The last part of the miniseries version of the book involves Mike fighting [[spoiler: Rogette]] in a bathroom [[spoiler: to the death,]] just when you think it's all over. Is it a wonder why they got [[PierceBrosnan Pierce]] [[JamesBond Brosnan]] to play Mike?

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* ActorAllusion: The last part of the miniseries version of the book involves Mike fighting [[spoiler: Rogette]] in a bathroom [[spoiler: to the death,]] just when you think it's all over. Is it a wonder why they got [[PierceBrosnan Pierce]] [[JamesBond [[Film/JamesBond Brosnan]] to play Mike?
16th Oct '14 8:57:19 PM STFilmmaker
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* ActorAllusion: The last part of the miniseries version of the book involves Mike fighting [[spoiler: Rogette]] in a bathroom [[spoiler: to the death,]] just when you think it's all over. Is it a wonder why they got [[PierceBrosnan Pierce]] [[JamesBond Brosnan]] to play Mike?
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