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* RealityEnsues: The antics of the Chutengodians have a lot of repercussions. For one thing, [[spoiler: their stint of swimming in the town's water supply results in a ''lot'' of very expensive cleanup, and Jason is punished with an overnight stay in prison.]]


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* SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome: The antics of the Chutengodians have a lot of repercussions. For one thing, [[spoiler: their stint of swimming in the town's water supply results in a ''lot'' of very expensive cleanup, and Jason is punished with an overnight stay in prison.]]


''Godless'' is a young adult novel by Pete Hautman.

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''Godless'' is a young adult YoungAdult novel by Pete Hautman.






* {{Cult}}: [[TheThemeParkVersion A very, very mild example.]]
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: At the story's end, Magda is dating Henry and more or less wants nothing to do with Jason.]]

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* {{Cult}}: [[TheThemeParkVersion A very, very mild example.]]
example]] with Jason's religion centered around the water tower.
* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: At the story's end, [[spoiler: Magda is dating Henry and more or less wants nothing to do with Jason.]]



* ToxicFriendInfluence: [[spoiler:Shin's parents come to see Jason as this after their son's breakdown.]]
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Jason introduces himself like this in the beginning of the novel. He frequently imagines himself to be [[ShoutOut some kind of]] [[Literature/JamesBond spy hero.]]

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* ToxicFriendInfluence: Eventually, [[spoiler:Shin's parents come to see Jason as this after their son's breakdown.]]
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Jason introduces himself like this in the beginning of the novel. He frequently imagines himself to be [[ShoutOut some kind of]] [[Literature/JamesBond spy hero.]]]]
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Henry Stagg is a jerk and a bully, but he won't pick on people who are weaker than he is.



* [[GargleBlaster Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster]]: If its caffeine content can be absorbed directly through the skin, Wiggleworth's star beverage, the Magnum Brainblaster, definitely qualifies.
* RealityEnsues: Many examples. For one thing, [[spoiler: cleaning up an entire town's water supply after multiple unwashed teenage bodies are in there is a mite expensive.]]

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* [[GargleBlaster Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster]]: If its caffeine content can be absorbed directly through the skin, Wiggleworth's Wigglesworth's star beverage, the Magnum Brainblaster, definitely qualifies.
* RealityEnsues: Many examples. The antics of the Chutengodians have a lot of repercussions. For one thing, [[spoiler: cleaning up an entire their stint of swimming in the town's water supply results in a ''lot'' of very expensive cleanup, and Jason is punished with an overnight stay in prison.]]
* StartMyOwn: Jason starting his own religion based around worshipping the town's water tower.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: [[spoiler:Shin's parents come to see Jason as this
after multiple unwashed teenage bodies are in there is a mite expensive.their son's breakdown.]]


Our hero, [[Film/JamesBond Bock,]] [[ShoutOut James Bock]], thinks more about a confrontation with volatile [[TheBully Henry Stagg]], his friendship with snail- and slug-loving oddball Shin, and his uncertain feelings for pretty Magda Price than he does about his faith. Then a simple gag makes faith the centerpiece of his summer: What if the town water tower is God?

Jason shares his quirky observation with Shin and soon finds himself the head of a new religious sect of "Chutengodians" worshiping the metal edifice they now call the "Ten-legged One." As the hot summer days pass, some Chutengodians begin to take the existential mindgame more seriously than Jason himself. During a ceremonial midnight climb to the top of the water tower, the consequences of their activities have something of a SNAFU. [[OhCrap It is then that]] [[GoneHorriblyRight Jason realizes that the "religion" he created has taken on a life-altering momentum of its own.]]

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Our hero, [[Film/JamesBond Bock,]] [[ShoutOut James [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond Bock, Jason Bock]], thinks more about a confrontation with volatile [[TheBully Henry Stagg]], his friendship with snail- and slug-loving oddball Shin, and his uncertain feelings for pretty Magda Price than he does about his faith. Then a simple gag makes faith the centerpiece of his summer: What if the town water tower is God?

Jason shares his quirky observation with Shin and soon finds himself the head of a new religious sect of "Chutengodians" worshiping worshipping the metal edifice they now call the "Ten-legged One." As the hot summer days pass, some Chutengodians begin to take the existential mindgame more seriously than Jason himself. During a ceremonial midnight climb to the top of the water tower, the consequences of their activities have something of a SNAFU. [[OhCrap It is then that]] [[GoneHorriblyRight Jason realizes that the "religion" he created has taken on a life-altering momentum of its own.]]



--> '''James:''' Also, we may require breeding stock.

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--> '''James:''' '''Jason:''' Also, we may require breeding stock.



* GroinAttack: Yeah, James, suggest that your cult needs breeding stock to the nice girl who has a very cold beverage for you whilst you are sitting down. [[SchmuckBait This can't end badly.]]

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: At the story's end, Magda is dating Henry and more or less wants nothing to do with Jason.]]
* GroinAttack: Yeah, James, Jason, suggest that your cult needs breeding stock to the nice girl who has a very cold beverage for you whilst you are sitting down. [[SchmuckBait This can't end badly.]]



* RealityEnsues: Many examples.
[[spoiler: Apparently, cleaning up a water supply after multiple unwashed teenage bodies are there is a mite expensive.]]

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* RealityEnsues: Many examples.
examples. For one thing, [[spoiler: Apparently, cleaning up a an entire town's water supply after multiple unwashed teenage bodies are in there is a mite expensive.]]
* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Jason introduces himself like this in the beginning of the novel. He frequently imagines himself to be [[ShoutOut some kind of]] [[Literature/JamesBond spy hero.
]]

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''Godless'' is a young adult novel by Pete Hautman.

Our hero, [[Film/JamesBond Bock,]] [[ShoutOut James Bock]], thinks more about a confrontation with volatile [[TheBully Henry Stagg]], his friendship with snail- and slug-loving oddball Shin, and his uncertain feelings for pretty Magda Price than he does about his faith. Then a simple gag makes faith the centerpiece of his summer: What if the town water tower is God?

Jason shares his quirky observation with Shin and soon finds himself the head of a new religious sect of "Chutengodians" worshiping the metal edifice they now call the "Ten-legged One." As the hot summer days pass, some Chutengodians begin to take the existential mindgame more seriously than Jason himself. During a ceremonial midnight climb to the top of the water tower, the consequences of their activities have something of a SNAFU. [[OhCrap It is then that]] [[GoneHorriblyRight Jason realizes that the "religion" he created has taken on a life-altering momentum of its own.]]

!!The chronicles of the worship of the Ten-legged One includes these storytelling devices:

* BlackComedyRape:
--> '''James:''' Also, we may require breeding stock.
* {{Cult}}: [[TheThemeParkVersion A very, very mild example.]]
* GroinAttack: Yeah, James, suggest that your cult needs breeding stock to the nice girl who has a very cold beverage for you whilst you are sitting down. [[SchmuckBait This can't end badly.]]
* [[GargleBlaster Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster]]: If its caffeine content can be absorbed directly through the skin, Wiggleworth's star beverage, the Magnum Brainblaster, definitely qualifies.
* RealityEnsues: Many examples.
[[spoiler: Apparently, cleaning up a water supply after multiple unwashed teenage bodies are there is a mite expensive.]]

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