YMMV / Brian's Saga

  • First Installment Wins
  • Nightmare Fuel / Squick: The scene in Hatchet where Brian swims into the sunken plane to retrieve its cache of emergency gear and sees the plane's dead pilot... after months of rotting in the water with fish tearing at him. He then vomits into the water all around himself. This is another of the novel's Reality Ensues moments - usually such an event is Black Comedy slapstick, but here it results in one of his closer brushes with death, as he's at least a dozen feet underwater at the time and inside the plane. He nearly drowns before he can struggle out and float to the surface.
  • What An Idiot: Probably the response of many readers after Brian kicked that bear, expecting it to walk away sheepishly.