History Literature / FromABuick8

21st Feb '17 3:42:06 AM BoukenDutch
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* PoliceCodeForEverything: Played with; Troop D doesn't standardly have a code for dealing with supernatural cars, but they come up with "Code D" to use in case they need to inform each other about the Buick over the radio.
26th Jan '17 1:03:40 AM BoukenDutch
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* BaitAndSwitch: In the final chapter, set 4 years after the rest of the story, it is strongly suggested that [[spoiler:Ned is killed in a car crash; the car was Curtis' chevrolet and it is mentioned that SC Dearborn will have to inform the victims mother and sisters]]. The twist: [[spoiler: it was actually Eddy J. who was in the car, having bought it from Ned earlier. Ned is alive and well and has just joined Troop D]].

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* BaitAndSwitch: In the final chapter, set 4 years after the rest of the story, it is strongly suggested that [[spoiler:Ned is killed in a car crash; the car was Curtis' chevrolet and it is mentioned that SC Dearborn will have to inform the victims mother and sisters]]. The twist: [[spoiler: it was actually Eddy Eddie J. who was in the car, having bought it from Ned earlier. Ned is alive and well and has just joined Troop D]].



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged. The bulk of the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged. The bulk of the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.
* HauntedTechnology

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged. The bulk of HauntedTechnology: the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.
* HauntedTechnology
Buick.
26th Jan '17 12:59:50 AM BoukenDutch
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged. The bulk of the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.
26th Jan '17 12:57:51 AM BoukenDutch
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* BaitAndSwitch: In the final chapter, set 4 years after the rest of the story, it is strongly suggested that [[spoiler:Ned is killed in a car crash; the car was Curtis' chevrolet and it is mentioned that SC Dearborn will have to inform the victims mother and sisters]]. The twist: [[spoiler: it was actually Eddy J. who was in the car, having bought it from Ned earlier. Ned is alive and well and has just joined Troop D]].
14th Jan '17 12:11:06 AM BoukenDutch
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* AskAStupidQuestion: the following conversation between Tony Schoondist and George, when the former orders the latter to get a pair of gerbils plus a cage so they can test if being inside the Buick is dangerous:
-->'''George''': Should I get them some food, too?
-->'''Tony''': Absolutely not. We're going to buy a couple of gerbils and then let them starve to death out in the shed.
-->'''George''': [[SarcasmBlind Really?]] That seems sort of mean to-
-->'''Tony''': Get them food George, yes.
8th Jan '17 5:36:08 AM BoukenDutch
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* EvilDetectingDog: Mister Dillon, Troop D's German Shepherd mascot, reacts violently to the car whenever he gets near it. It's enough proof to the cops that the car is indeed something bad.
29th Jul '16 10:48:12 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* FromBadToWorse: The "worst day ever", as described by Shirley, starts with [[spoiler:a chemical tanker colliding with a school bus, causing all of Troop D to head to the accident, leaving her alone with Huddie and Mister D. Eddie pulls over his old high school bully Brian Lippy, who has since become a neo-Nazi drug addict, for beating his girlfriend. He and his partner George take him back to the troop, where they discover to their horror the Buick has given ''live birth'' to a HumanoidAbomination, which they are forced to kill. Mister D ingests some of the creature's flesh, suffering a horrifying death. Finally, Brian Lippy escapes custody in the confusion, and is "eaten" by the Buick while hiding from the troopers]]. Yeah, it was a pretty shitty day indeed.
20th Jul '16 3:58:46 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* MagicRealism: When the novel isn't about the Buick and the crazy shit that happens because of it, it's a perfectly grounded look at the lives of a group of state troopers. Tellingly, [[spoiler:the Buick only ever claims the life of one of the troopers, while others die throughout the years due to car accidents or suicide]].


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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A running theme throughout the novel is how the Buick is overshadowed by the often mundane, occasionally dangerous, and once in a while lethal life of a state police officer. The Buick may be an otherworldly, inexplicable ''thing'' from somewhere else, but the troopers have other things to do, and have gotten used to it.
17th Mar '16 3:49:34 PM SeanMurrayI
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* BizarreAlienBiology: The creatures that come out of the Buick. In addition to the visually apparent weirdness, there is something about their chemical makeup that makes them start decaying almost instantly in our atmosphere. An [[AlienAutopsy autopsy]] that was attempted on one creature does not go well. [[spoiler: Sandy later realizes that if some of the blood-like black substance that squirted out of the bat-creature had gotten into Curtis' mouth, he would have died.]]

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* BizarreAlienBiology: The creatures that come out of the Buick. In addition to the visually apparent weirdness, there is something about their chemical makeup that makes them start decaying almost instantly in our atmosphere. An [[AlienAutopsy autopsy]] that was attempted on one creature AlienAutopsy does not go well. [[spoiler: Sandy later realizes that if some of the blood-like black substance that squirted out of the bat-creature had gotten into Curtis' mouth, he would have died.]]
23rd Jan '16 9:29:51 AM nombretomado
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And that's just the start because ''things'' come out of it - the story--as written by StephenKing--is framed as the current Sergeant Commanding and some other officers explaining the thing to the traumatized son of an officer who was tragically killed by [[ContrivedCoincidence that same loser]] years later.

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And that's just the start because ''things'' come out of it - the story--as written by StephenKing--is Creator/StephenKing--is framed as the current Sergeant Commanding and some other officers explaining the thing to the traumatized son of an officer who was tragically killed by [[ContrivedCoincidence that same loser]] years later.
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