History Literature / Insomnia

17th Jan '16 4:46:00 AM Aquila89
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* HideYourLesbians: Helen Deapnau and Gretchen Tilbury. Gretchen is implied to be a lesbian and Helen comes out as one in the epilogue [[spoiler:but by this time, Gretchen has been murdered.]] Several people imply that their relationship is more than friendship, but it's never made clear.
2nd Jan '16 12:13:22 AM spirasen
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* SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld: The story culminates in the main characters racing against time to save the life of a young boy named Patrick...whom they've never met, never actually meet during the course of the novel, and whose importance is never quite fully explained in the book either. All they know is that the fate of the universe depends on them saving this one boy. [[spoiler:The boy later grows up and becomes a pivotal character in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''.]]
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* SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld: The story culminates in the main characters racing against time to save the life of a young boy named Patrick...whom Whom they've never met, never actually meet during the course of the novel, and whose importance is never quite fully explained in the book either. All they know is that the fate of the universe depends on them saving this one boy. [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: The boy later grows up and becomes a pivotal character in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower''.]]''Franchise/TheDarkTower.'']]

* StraightGay: Ralph's friend, Bill [=McGovern=]. He's an old man with no active sex life and he doesn't have any stereotypically gay mannerisms, so when he offhandly mentions it, it comes completely out of the blue for the reader.
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* StraightGay: Ralph's friend, Bill [=McGovern=]. He's an old man with no active sex life and he doesn't have any stereotypically gay mannerisms, so when he offhandly offhandedly mentions it, it comes completely out of the blue for the reader.

* [[GirlNextDoor Widow 'Cross the Way]]. Not a "girl next door" in the traditional sense, but hey, why not? Lois.
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* [[GirlNextDoor Widow 'Cross the Way]]. Not a "girl next door" in the traditional sense, but hey, why not? Lois.Lois. ----
19th Oct '15 1:44:44 PM Steinman77
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Atropos throws screaming tantrums, throws out constant ClusterFBombs and lives like a feral child. Then he has a moment of TranquilFury, the mask falls away, and you realize just how old, powerful, and evilly wise he really is. It's at that point we remember that he's effectively *a rabid Grim Reaper*.
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Atropos throws screaming tantrums, throws out constant ClusterFBombs [[ClusterFBomb Cluster F Bombs]] and lives like a feral child. Then he has a moment of TranquilFury, the mask falls away, and you realize just how old, powerful, and evilly wise he really is. It's at that point we remember that he's effectively *a ''a rabid Grim Reaper*.Reaper''.
19th Oct '15 1:43:30 PM Steinman77
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Atropos throws screaming tantrums, throws out constant ClusterFBombs and lives like a feral child. Then he has a moment of TranquilFury, the mask falls away, and you realize just how old, powerful, and evilly wise he really is. It's at that point we remember that he's effectively *a rabid Grim Reaper*.
19th Oct '15 1:36:40 PM Steinman77
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: It's very easy to think of Atropos as a foul-mouthed, tantrummy brat. It's also fatal.

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* TranquilFury: Atropos spends the entire novel swearing and throwing screaming tantrums. Then Ralph actually manages to land a few solid hits on him, and Atropos gets very calm. That's when Ralph realizes, a bit belatedly, that he should be very, very afraid.
3rd Oct '15 3:56:52 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: Mike Hanlon from ''Literature/{{IT}}'' has a small scene at the library. Ralph also drives by the giant statue of PaulBunyan that came alive in ''IT''.
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* TheCameo: Mike Hanlon from ''Literature/{{IT}}'' has a small scene at the library. Ralph also drives by the giant statue of PaulBunyan Myth/PaulBunyan that came alive in ''IT''.
30th May '15 3:04:49 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* TheCameo: Mike Hanlon from ''{{IT}}'' has a small scene at the library. Ralph also drives by the giant statue of PaulBunyan that came alive in ''IT''.
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* TheCameo: Mike Hanlon from ''{{IT}}'' ''Literature/{{IT}}'' has a small scene at the library. Ralph also drives by the giant statue of PaulBunyan that came alive in ''IT''.
10th Feb '15 1:35:28 PM Seanette
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* CanonWelding: Quite a bit. In addition to taking place in the fictional town of Derry, Maine and featuring assorted references to ''IT'', the book also ties into ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' and introduces two major characters, the [[BigBad Crimson King]] and Patrick Danville. Ralph also makes a small appearance in ''Literature/BagOfBones'' [[spoiler: that takes place before his death.]]
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* CanonWelding: Quite a bit. In addition to taking place in the fictional town of Derry, Maine and featuring assorted references to ''IT'', the book also ties into ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' and introduces two major characters, the [[BigBad Crimson King]] and Patrick Danville. Ralph also makes a small appearance in ''Literature/BagOfBones'' [[spoiler: that takes place before his death.]]]] There's even a passing reference to ''Literature/PetSematary''.
10th Feb '15 2:43:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* CanonWelding: Quite a bit. In addition to taking place in the fictional town of Derry, Maine and featuring assorted references to ''IT'', the book also ties into ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' and introduces two major characters, the [[BigBad Crimson King]] and Patrick Danville. Ralph also makes a small appearance in ''BagOfBones'' [[spoiler: that takes place before his death.]]
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* CanonWelding: Quite a bit. In addition to taking place in the fictional town of Derry, Maine and featuring assorted references to ''IT'', the book also ties into ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' and introduces two major characters, the [[BigBad Crimson King]] and Patrick Danville. Ralph also makes a small appearance in ''BagOfBones'' ''Literature/BagOfBones'' [[spoiler: that takes place before his death.]]
13th Dec '14 1:07:01 PM Camberf
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No relation to the [[Film/{{Insomnia}} film of the same name]].
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