History Literature / Desperation

19th Mar '17 3:34:11 PM Xtifr
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* {{Trigger}}: The song "Good Lovin'" from The Young Rascals triggers Johnny's Vietnam War flashbacks.

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* {{Trigger}}: TraumaButton: The song "Good Lovin'" from The Young Rascals triggers Johnny's Vietnam War flashbacks.
26th Dec '16 12:49:57 AM Aquila89
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* RealAwardFictionalCharacter: Johnny Marinville, a burnt-out writer in the present had once won the National Book Award.
2nd Dec '16 6:50:05 AM Nithael
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* {{Irony}}: Cynthia Smith survived an assault by a villainous policeman in ''[[Literature/RoseMadder Rose Madder]]''... and now she is threatened by another villainous cop. To be fair, though, Collie Entragian is being possessed by an [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abomination]], whereas Norman Daniels didn't need any possession to be thoroughly evil and insane.

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* {{Irony}}: Cynthia Smith survived an assault by a villainous policeman in ''[[Literature/RoseMadder Rose Madder]]''... and now she is threatened by another villainous cop. To be fair, though, Collie Entragian is being possessed by an [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abomination]], EldritchAbomination though, whereas Norman Daniels didn't need any possession to be thoroughly evil and insane.
2nd Dec '16 3:04:38 AM Farnham
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* {{Irony}}: Cynthia Smith survived an assault by a villainous policeman in ''[[Literature/RoseMadder Rose Madder]]''... and now she is threatened by another villainous cop. To be fair, though, Collie Entragian is being possessed by an [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abomination]], whereas Norman Daniels didn't need any possession to be thoroughly evil and insane.



* MythologyGag: ''Desperation'' and ''Literature/TheRegulators'' were published simultaneously (by King and his alter ego, Richard Bachman), and thus the characters, settings and plot are connected and have a lot of overlap. However, both novels also feature a character called Cynthia Smith, who mentions briefly in Desperation that her nose was broken by a bad man. Cynthia was a secondary character in King's previous novel Rose Madder, in which the assault took place.

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* MythologyGag: ''Desperation'' and ''Literature/TheRegulators'' were published simultaneously (by King and his alter ego, Richard Bachman), and thus the characters, settings and plot are connected and have a lot of overlap. However, both novels also feature a character called Cynthia Smith, who mentions briefly in Desperation that her nose was broken by a bad man. Cynthia was a secondary character in King's previous novel Rose Madder, in which she was assaulted by Norman Daniels, the assault took place.villain of that story.
8th Oct '16 2:39:28 AM Aquila89
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* BloodFromEveryOrifice: This happens to the bodies of the humans Tax inhabits when they start to disintegrate.
8th Oct '16 2:36:25 AM Aquila89
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* StupidSacrifice: Johnny is told by [[spoiler:God that David's family will have to die to stop Tak, so he brings everybody down the tunnel. After Tak kills Ralph, he tells everyone to go back to safety,]] accomplishing absolutely nothing else in the process. There's cruel, but then there's just stupid.
8th Oct '16 2:34:30 AM Aquila89
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The events of novel take place over a single day.
30th Jan '16 5:01:29 AM Aquila89
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* FlatEarthAtheist: Johnny refuses to believe in God, even after he sees David performing miracles.
30th Jan '16 4:59:31 AM Aquila89
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* AnyoneCanDie: Well, it's a Creator/StephenKing book. Out of the group of 8 people that Johnny nicknames the "Collie Entragian Survivors Society", [[spoiler:only four survives until the end.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: Well, it's a Creator/StephenKing book. Out of the group of 8 people that Johnny nicknames the "Collie Entragian Survivors Society", [[spoiler:only four survives survive until the end.]]
13th Dec '15 12:41:09 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Desperation''''' is a 1996 novel by Creator/StephenKing turned into a movie in 2006. It begins on Highway 50 in Nevada, a place some refer to as the loneliest place on Earth. A couple, Mary and Peter Jackson, are on their way back from a visit with friends when they are stopped by a sheriff who behaves strangely and discovers pot in their trunk, (accidentally left in there by Peter's stoner sister) and takes them to jail in the seemingly abandoned mining town of Desperation.

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'''''Desperation''''' [[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/english_us_desperation.png]]

''Desperation''
is a 1996 novel by Creator/StephenKing turned into a movie in 2006. It begins on Highway 50 in Nevada, a place some refer to as the loneliest place on Earth. A couple, Mary and Peter Jackson, are on their way back from a visit with friends when they are stopped by a sheriff who behaves strangely and discovers pot in their trunk, (accidentally left in there by Peter's stoner sister) and takes them to jail in the seemingly abandoned mining town of Desperation.
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