Literature: Eddie and the Gang with No Name
Eddie and the Gang With No Name is a Young Adult's literature trilogy written by Irish novel writer Colin Bateman. It consists of the novels "Reservoir Pups" (2003), "Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett" (2004), and "The Seagulls have Landed" (2005).The story revolves around the exploits of a boy named Eddie Malone, who moves to Belfast, Ireland after his father leaves his mother and runs off with someone else (nicknamed Spaghetti Legs by Eddie). His new home is in an apartment complex next to the hospital where his mother works as a nurse. Here he has neumorous run-ins with the local omnipresent gang called The Reservoir Pups. His main adventures consist of rescuing kidnapped babies, retrieving the preserved heads of long-deceased saints, and much more.
This series contains examples of:
- Adults Are Useless: Hoo boy, where to begin? Well, it is the main reason the Reservoir Pups exist. Self-protection.
- Batman Gambit: How the Reservoir Pups try to recruit Ed in the first book.
- Bedlam House: Eddie *spoilertag fluff* gets checked in to one after !!he gets falsely accused of kidnapping, or even murdering his new baby brother in the third book.
- Big Damn Heroes: The Forgotten in the first book.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Eddie views his mom to be one of these. (Then again, he's not entirely unfounded with that.
- Deus Angst Machina: The whole situation that Eddie gets in to wind up in Belfast in the first place.
- Evil Inc.: Alison Beech's company in the first book
- Fantastic Drug: "Crush" in the third book.
- General Ripper: Scuttles towards Eddie.
- Handicapped Badass: The leader of the Reservoir Pups, Captain Black.
- Money, Dear Boy: The reason Mo even joins Ed in the first book.
- No Export for You: The third book got this treatment in the US because the publisher thought kids couldn't handle the more adult concepts in the book.
- Ruritania: The country the Seagulls of the third book come from.
- Two Lines, No Waiting: Bring Me the Head of Oliver Plunkett (BMHOP) maintains this. At least, for about half the book.