History Literature / BriansSaga

3rd Jun '17 10:16:13 AM rmctagg09
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* DistressCall: Brian gets on the radio after the pilot dies and calls for help. Unfortunately, being a 13 year old flying for the first time, he [[RealityEnsues has no idea how to report his position and heading to the guy who answers, and nothing productive comes of this despite the other person trying to help.]] Later in the book, Brian salvages the airplane's emergency radio from the wreckage and turns it on, but discards it after he can't figure out how to use it. [[spoiler: It's an Emergency Location Transmitter, and another plane quickly homes in on the signal and reports it.]]

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* DistressCall: Brian gets on the radio after the pilot dies and calls for help. Unfortunately, being a 13 year old flying for the first time, he [[RealityEnsues has no idea how to report his position and heading to the guy who answers, and nothing productive comes of this despite the other person trying to help.]] Later in the book, Brian salvages the airplane's emergency radio from the wreckage and turns it on, but discards it after he can't figure out how to use it. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's an Emergency Location Transmitter, and another plane quickly homes in on the signal and reports it.]]



* SuperPersistentPredator: In ''Brian's Hunt'' a bear kills the family that [[spoiler: rescues Brian in ''Brian's Winter'']], and Brian vows to hunt the bear down and kill it. Later on, when studying the bear's tracks, he realizes that the bear is also stalking ''him''.

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* SuperPersistentPredator: In ''Brian's Hunt'' a bear kills the family that [[spoiler: rescues [[spoiler:rescues Brian in ''Brian's Winter'']], and Brian vows to hunt the bear down and kill it. Later on, when studying the bear's tracks, he realizes that the bear is also stalking ''him''.
3rd Jun '17 9:27:37 AM AFP
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* DisposablePilot: The plot of ''Hatchet'' is kicked off by the death of a pilot.

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* DisposablePilot: The plot of ''Hatchet'' is kicked off by the death pilot of Brian's plane dying of a pilot.heart attack in-flight.
* DistressCall: Brian gets on the radio after the pilot dies and calls for help. Unfortunately, being a 13 year old flying for the first time, he [[RealityEnsues has no idea how to report his position and heading to the guy who answers, and nothing productive comes of this despite the other person trying to help.]] Later in the book, Brian salvages the airplane's emergency radio from the wreckage and turns it on, but discards it after he can't figure out how to use it. [[spoiler: It's an Emergency Location Transmitter, and another plane quickly homes in on the signal and reports it.]]
30th May '17 11:51:38 PM Kalaong
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''The River'' has the government send a researcher into the wilderness with Brian to study the techniques he used to survive. The researcher ends up going into a coma, and Brian has to struggle to bring him down a river to get back to civilization.

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''The River'' has the government send a researcher into the wilderness with Brian to study the techniques he used to survive. The researcher ends up going into a coma, comatose after being struck by lightning(which also wrecks their radio), and Brian has to struggle to bring him down a river to get back to civilization.
23rd Jan '17 9:54:08 AM ElSquibbonator
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* JustPlaneWrong: The single-engine bush plane Brian crashes in is described as a Cessna 406. A plane by that name [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reims-Cessna_F406_Caravan_II does exist]], but it has two engines and is not a bush plane.
20th Mar '16 7:12:51 AM f1shst1x
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19th Mar '16 7:13:20 PM f1shst1x
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* OhCrap: In the first book, Brian realizes that rescue is unlikely because the pilot jerked the plane off course during his heart attack, putting the crash hundreds of miles away from the original flight plan and any subsequent search attempts.



* ShownTheirWork: In spades. The book gives detailed descriptions of how to start fire with flint and steel, making working arrowheads and the problems that are run into when attempting to spear fish. This is because the author, Gary Paulsen, has done all these things. He has lived in the wilderness by himself. He probably had more supplies than the clothes on his back and a hatchet, but that's beside the point.

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* ShownTheirWork: In spades. The book gives detailed descriptions of how to start fire with flint and steel, making working arrowheads and the problems that are run into when attempting to spear fish. This is because the author, Gary Paulsen, has done all these things. He has lived in the wilderness by himself. He probably had more supplies than the clothes on his back and a hatchet, but that's beside the point.
23rd Sep '15 3:01:05 PM Morgenthaler
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18th Feb '15 7:02:41 PM Bk-notburgerking
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* ForeignQueasine: Initially Brian is {{Squick}}ed out at the prospect of eating raw turtle eggs, but he grows to enjoy it. Similarly in ''River'', the man Brian takes into the woods has a similar reaction when Brian suggests finding stumps and digging them open to eat the grubs inside.

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* ForeignQueasine: Initially Brian is {{Squick}}ed out at the prospect of eating raw turtle eggs, but he grows to enjoy it. Similarly in ''River'', the man Brian takes into the woods has a similar reaction when Brian suggests finding stumps and digging them open to eat the grubs inside.inside, despite the fact he was fine with snakes.
3rd Jan '15 9:23:30 PM EverybodyHatesBilly
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* ForWantOfANail: "Brian's Winter" (which would then be followed by "Brian's Return" and "Brian's Hunt") builds off of one particular nail: [[WhatIf suppose the radio Brian found near the end of "Hatchet" didn't work...]]

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* ForWantOfANail: "Brian's Winter" (which would then be followed by "Brian's Return" and "Brian's Hunt") builds off of one particular nail: [[WhatIf suppose the radio transmitter Brian found near the end of "Hatchet" didn't work...]]
3rd Jan '15 9:20:09 PM EverybodyHatesBilly
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* ForWantOfANail: "Brian's Winter" (which would then be followed by "Brian's Return" and "Brian's Hunt") asks one question: WhatIf the radio Brian found near the end of "Hatchet" didn't work?

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* ForWantOfANail: "Brian's Winter" (which would then be followed by "Brian's Return" and "Brian's Hunt") asks builds off of one question: WhatIf particular nail: [[WhatIf suppose the radio Brian found near the end of "Hatchet" didn't work?work...]]
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