History Literature / TheGargoyle

11th Jan '17 7:32:20 AM JustTroper
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11th Jan '17 7:31:52 AM JustTroper
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19th Oct '16 12:04:08 PM leraluna
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* DeadpanSnarker: The Narrator
* DeathByChildbirth: The Narrator's mother

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* DeadpanSnarker: The Narrator
There's little the Narrator doesn't snark to. In his position he's also a DisabledSnarker and a StepfordSnarker.
* DeathByChildbirth: The Narrator's mothermother died after giving birth to him, leaving him completely orphaned as his father walked away from them.



* DrivenToSuicide: The Narrator fantasizes about a ridiculously elaborate suicide whilst in the hospital
* DrugsAreBad: In a way--they cause The Narrator's car crash, but he eventually considers that to have been a good thing, and when he detoxes from the morphine, [[spoiler:he goes on an epic journey of self-discovery through Hell.]] So, not ''entirely'' bad...
** But they're certainly bad in the case of The Narrator's adoptive "parents," who [[spoiler:eventually die in a meth lab explosion and are seen in Hell]]
* FancyDinner: Marianne Engel organizes many of these.

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* DrivenToSuicide: The Narrator fantasizes about a ridiculously elaborate suicide whilst in the hospital
hospital. [[ForegoneConclusion Of course it didn't happen]], as he keeps being the narrator.
* DrugsAreBad: In a way--they way -- they cause The Narrator's car crash, but he eventually considers that to have been a good thing, and when he detoxes from the morphine, [[spoiler:he goes on an epic journey of self-discovery through Hell.]] So, not ''entirely'' bad...
** But they're certainly bad in the case of The Narrator's adoptive "parents," who [[spoiler:eventually die in a meth lab explosion and are seen in Hell]]
Hell]].
* FancyDinner: Marianne Engel organizes many of these. [[FoodPorn Do not read those chapters with a empty stomach]].



* [[LittlestCancerPatient Littlest Burn Victim]]: Thérèse

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* [[LittlestCancerPatient Littlest Burn Victim]]: ThérèseThérèse, and she was [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]].



* NerdsAreVirgins: Wildly subverted with The Narrator, who claims to be a book lover

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* NerdsAreVirgins: Wildly subverted with The Narrator, who claims to be a book loverlover and probably something of a ClosetGeek among the people he used to hang out with.
17th Sep '16 7:46:38 AM JustTroper
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* LoonWithAHeartOfGold: Marianne Engel is a clearly unhinged sculptress of gargoyles, with her madness having religious overtones (she talks to unseen apparitions in Latin, etc.). She physically and psychologically helps the main character after a crash that leaves him severely burned and crippled.
14th Aug '16 12:23:35 PM nombretomado
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* RetGone: An in-universe example--Marianne's 13th-century work translating the ''[[DivineComedy Inferno]]'' was erased from history because [[spoiler:she left the convent and got married.]]

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* RetGone: An in-universe example--Marianne's 13th-century work translating the ''[[DivineComedy ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'' was erased from history because [[spoiler:she left the convent and got married.]]
8th Feb '16 12:59:42 PM JustTroper
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* TheOphelia: Marianne Engel.
4th May '15 11:50:52 AM nombretomado
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A 2008 [[HistoricalFiction historical]][=/=][[FantasyLiterature fantasy]][=/=][[RomanceNovel romance]] novel by Andrew Davidson about a porn actor/drug addict burn victim who meets an [[MadArtist eccentric artist]] who claims to know him from another life--several, actually--and spins him endless yarns of their lives together as he slowly recovers. Eventually, she takes him back to her home, where she works obsessively on her art, endlessly carving grotesques out of stone for days and weeks on end, as she believes it to be her [[MissionFromGod mission]]. Soon, it's not clear who is caring for whom. Is Marianne Engel just harmlessly [[CloudCuckoolander loony]], or perhaps [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness dangerously unhinged]], or is there something real within her stories? Relies heavily on ClassicalMythology, all sorts of issues of HeavenAndHell, as well as ample FunWithForeignLanguages as she tells The Narrator stories from throughout the ages.

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A 2008 [[HistoricalFiction historical]][=/=][[FantasyLiterature fantasy]][=/=][[RomanceNovel romance]] novel by Andrew Davidson about a porn actor/drug addict burn victim who meets an [[MadArtist eccentric artist]] who claims to know him from another life--several, actually--and spins him endless yarns of their lives together as he slowly recovers. Eventually, she takes him back to her home, where she works obsessively on her art, endlessly carving grotesques out of stone for days and weeks on end, as she believes it to be her [[MissionFromGod mission]]. Soon, it's not clear who is caring for whom. Is Marianne Engel just harmlessly [[CloudCuckoolander loony]], or perhaps [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness dangerously unhinged]], or is there something real within her stories? Relies heavily on ClassicalMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, all sorts of issues of HeavenAndHell, as well as ample FunWithForeignLanguages as she tells The Narrator stories from throughout the ages.
19th Apr '15 10:47:16 AM missmoon
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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Marianne Engel drags the Narrator to a Halloween party, dressing him up as a fallen angel. He protests at first, but resigns after she convinces him with a story.

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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Marianne Engel drags the Narrator to a Halloween party, dressing him up as a fallen angel. He protests at first, but resigns after she convinces him with a story.gets compliments from fellow partygoers on the amazing scar makeup.
19th Apr '15 10:46:03 AM missmoon
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* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Marianne Engel drags the Narrator to a Halloween party, dressing him up as a fallen angel. He protests at first, but resigns after she convinces him with a story.
19th Apr '15 10:21:32 AM missmoon
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Marianne Engel, claiming that her hearts are all gone, commits suicide by walking into the ocean. The Narrator, while heartbroken, carries on with his physical therapy, and takes up sculpture to remind himself of their love.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Marianne Engel, claiming that her hearts are all gone, commits suicide by walking into the ocean. The Narrator, while heartbroken, carries on with his physical therapy, and takes up chips away at a sculpture she made of him to remind himself of their love.]]
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