History Literature / WolvesOfTheCalla

10th Jun '16 8:13:25 PM darthpaul
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: At one point, Father Callahan recalls looking out of a window in a Detroit office building onto Lake Michigan. The only lakes one can actually see from Detroit are Lake St. Clair and a bit of Lake Erie. Lake Michigan is on the opposite side of the state. (Possibly King was thinking of Chicago, which ''does'' rest on the shore of Lake Michigan.)

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: At one point, Father Callahan recalls looking out of a window in a Detroit office building onto and seeing Lake Michigan. The only lakes one can actually see from Detroit are Lake St. Clair and a bit of Lake Erie. Lake Michigan is on the opposite side of the state.state from Detroit. (Possibly King was thinking of Chicago, which ''does'' rest on the shore of Lake Michigan.)


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** [[spoiler:George "Big Nose" Biondi, one of Enrico Balazar's "gentlemen" (read: enforcers), makes an appearance when Eddie travels to New York, 1977. He's very dumb, especially compared to Jack Andolini, Balazar's right-hand man.]]


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:To the ultimate ending of the series.]] After the battle against the Wolves, Roland feels a "sense that he would fight this battle or battles like it over and over for eternity..." [[spoiler:foreshadowing the revelation in the Coda of Book VII that Roland is repeating his quest for the Tower over and over again from the beginning of Book I, and possibly even earlier in his life.]]


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* TooDumbToLive: Bookstore owner Calvin Tower, who just plain refuses to believe he's in trouble, even after being roughed up by mob enforcers who threaten to burn him out if he doesn't comply with their boss' wishes.
8th Jun '16 10:07:43 PM darthpaul
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: At one point, Father Callahan recalls looking out of a window in a Detroit office building onto Lake Michigan. The only lakes one can actually see from Detroit are Lake St. Clair and a bit of Lake Erie. Lake Michigan is on the opposite side of the state. (Possibly King was thinking of Chicago, which ''does'' rest on the shore of Lake Michigan.)
16th Apr '16 2:16:12 AM Ciara25
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* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler: If Andy hadn't told Callahan about the ka-tet passing near Calla Bryn Sturgis, he would have been able to go on manipulating and enjoying the misery of the Calla for years. Then again, ka...]]
28th Dec '15 11:06:42 AM Anddrix
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** The clothing of the Wolves is based on DoctorDoom.

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** The clothing of the Wolves is based on DoctorDoom.Doctor Doom.
4th May '15 1:10:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAtoner: Pere Callahan tries his best to make up for his failure in SalemsLot, even though he believes he's not worthy of redemption.

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* TheAtoner: Pere Callahan tries his best to make up for his failure in SalemsLot, Literature/SalemsLot, even though he believes he's not worthy of redemption.
19th Apr '15 6:27:11 PM uhema
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** The plot is heavily based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Calla Bryn Sturgis is a reference to director John Sturges.

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** The plot is heavily based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Calla Bryn Sturgis is a reference to starring actor Yul Brynner and director John Sturges.
13th Apr '15 6:30:26 AM JakeRock
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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: ''Song of Susannah'' follows on directly from ''The Wastelands'', and the only thing to take place between ''Song...'' and ''Wolves...'' is ''The Wind Through The Keyhole'', where Roland and his party shelter from a storm and he tells them a story to pass the time. Yet somehow, Jake, who was a pretty normal kid when he arrived into Mid-World in ''Wastelands'', has somehow [[TookALevelInBadass taken a massive number of levels in Badass]] and is a hardened Gunslinger and a crack shot by the very beginning of this book. Somewhat [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] throughout the series, in that Roland's companions are implied to be drawn into his quest because they were born to be Gunslingers.
12th Apr '15 11:19:46 AM Observance
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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[spoiler:The Wolves are Doombots on mechanical horses with weaponized sneetches from ''Harry Potter'' and wielding lightsabers]].

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[spoiler:The Wolves are Doombots on mechanical horses with weaponized sneetches from ''Harry Potter'' and wielding lightsabers]].lightsabers. Not an exaggeration, this is ''exactly'' how they're described in the story]].
21st Mar '15 11:31:22 PM Maniago
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* UnreliableIllustrator: The cover image of [[https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12697885-wolves-of-the-calla this edition of the book]] shows Roland with a gun in each hand, even though Roland has been unable to do so since the second book because he lost two fingers on his right hand.
1st Jan '15 9:42:51 AM gunslingerofgilead
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain The Hitler Brothers]].
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