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Worst 25 Author Easter Eggs

More Books from Him? - 1.7/10 with 509 votes
Posted Sunday, November 28 in King, Stephen
Every Stephen King fan needs to know this! Stephen King also goes by Richard Bachmen.
Pen Name - 1.8/10 with 561 votes
Posted Friday, September 3 in Orwell, George
"George Orwell" was a pen name for socialist "Eric Blair"
City Names - 2.6/10 with 255 votes
Posted Monday, January 24 in King, Stephen
Stephen King (spelled correctly, by the way) makes mention of at least one Maine city in almost all of his books, if not all (I haven't read all of them, so I can't say 100%). He lives in Maine.
Name Game - 2.8/10 with 195 votes
Posted Thursday, September 30 in King, Stephen
The main characters in the books "Desperation" and "The Regulators" have the same first and last names; they are just all switched around. And in both they are fighting an evil being called TAK.
Kilgore Trout - 4.1/10 with 250 votes
Posted Sunday, October 10 in Vonnegut, Kurt
In every book written by Vonnegut there is either a character named Kilgore Trout or a reference to a character named Kilgore Trout. It is not one character who shows up in all his books. It is many different characters in all his books that are all... more
Who Am I? - 4.7/10 with 255 votes
Posted Monday, January 10 in Cussler, Clive
In each of Cussler's novels, Dirk Pitt, the hero, always comes across an individual who as it turns out has the character name of ?? Clive Cussler.
Colours in Desperation - 4.7/10 with 89 votes
Posted Wednesday, October 20 in King, Stephen
The colour of the picture of the horse in the bathroom is Rose Madder. A reference to King's other novel of the same name.
Pen Name - 5.1/10 with 52 votes
Posted Tuesday, September 7 in Kesey, Ken
Ken Kesey of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Fame" wrote a novel with a bunch of his friends from University of Oregon. The author of this book consequently was one, O. U. Levon. If you can't already guess it here's the translation:

O. U. = University... more
"Cliff" the Troll Drummer - 5.1/10 with 106 votes
Posted Thursday, April 6 in Pratchett, Terry
For non-British readers. In Soul Music, when the drummer changes his name to Cliff someone makes the comment "You'll never get anywhere in the music business with a name like that". The fact is that a certain Cliff Richard is the only artist to have... more
Masterton - 5.2/10 with 45 votes
Posted Saturday, November 27 in King, Stephen
Stephen King sometimes includes a character called Masterton in his books. For example 'The Shining' (Masterton was Dick Hallorrans friend in Florida), and 'Pet Sematary' (Steve Masterton worked with Louis at the hospital). If you know what is so significant... more
Polish Terry - 5.8/10 with 77 votes
Posted Sunday, September 19 in Pratchett, Terry
The name Lezek, in "Mort", is a version of the Polish name Leszek (nickname of Alexander). Also, Sto Lat in Polish is literally "a hundred years".
R.F. - 6.2/10 with 337 votes
Posted Monday, August 30 in King, Stephen
Most dedicated King readers probably know this already, but every time King has a character he wants to represent pure evil, he (for some reason) gives them the initials R.F. (maybe it was his first agent....) Some examples are The Stand (Randall Flagg),... more
Kids Names - 6.3/10 with 121 votes
Posted Tuesday, August 3 in Brown, Marc
In almost any Marc Brown book, the author of the Authur books, you can find the names of his kids hidden on walls, etc. Their names are Tolon and Tucker.
King's References to His Other Books -- Even Unpublished Ones! - 6.4/10 with 255 votes
Posted Sunday, October 10 in King, Stephen
Much has been written here about how Stephen King likes to make sly references in his works to books that he has previously published. But in Gerald's Game (1992), King got REALLY sly by referring to events in Dolores Claiborne, which wasn't published... more
Dead Souls - 6.4/10 with 146 votes
Posted Tuesday, June 4 in King, Stephen
I was reading Tommyknockers right after it came out, back in my hometown of Medford Mass. and the story involved a Maine cop hearing a cop radio transmission from Medford, something about a Package Store being robbed on Mystic Ave. Being a towny from... more
pic Barker's Face in the Great and Secret Show - 6.5/10 with 53 votes
Posted Friday, December 15 in Barker, Clive
Barker's Face is "hidden" on the back of the book cover (among all the ghoulish figures), just tilt the cover back and forth in the light, look near the center.
Return of the American Psycho - 6.6/10 with 97 votes
Posted Thursday, March 30 in Easton Ellis, Brett
If you are familiar with the work of Brett Easton Ellis, you will be pleased to know that the American Psycho himself reappears very briefly in the new book Glamorama. The main character of Glamorama is in a bar when he spots Patrick Bateman in the room.... more
The Stand - 6.6/10 with 41 votes
Posted Wednesday, July 6 in King, Stephen
No one else seems to have noticed this, but the name of the "superflu" in "The Stand" seems to be an Easter Egg for King's own amusement (and mine)

Although I have never read the book, when my mother told me the name of the bug, Captain Trips, I chewed... more
John D. McDonald--Best Friend - 6.7/10 with 82 votes
Posted Monday, June 19 in King, Stephen
You will have to read the books yourself, because I have forgotten the titles. However, on two seperate books Stephen King has one of his Characters reading one of John McDonald's books.
During that same time period (real time)John D.McDonald made references... more
Chris's Dog - 6.7/10 with 52 votes
Posted Saturday, February 12 in Van Allsburg, Chris
I remember reading about this in my 4th grade Litrature Book, and With All the books I have checked it works, In at least one (maybe more) picture of every book, Chris Puts a dog (puppet pull toy Etc.) That is said to resemble his own Dog.
A Cameo by George Orwell - 6.7/10 with 53 votes
Posted Wednesday, July 5 in Turtledove, Harry
On page 108 of World War: Upsetting the balance by Harry Turtledove a character named Eric Blair makes an appearance. This is interesting because Eric Blair is George Orwell's real name (George Orwell is just a pen name). This is certainly true because... more
The Initials JG - 6.8/10 with 170 votes
Posted Friday, January 14 in McCaffrey, Anne
Anne McCaffrey includes a character with the initials JG in each of her books. I read somewhere this was in honor of a good friend. The only ones I have been able to recognize so far is "Pegasus in Flight," there is a character named John Greene, who... more
pic Famous Characters in "The Name of the Rose" - 7.0/10 with 53 votes
Posted Saturday, June 28 in Eco, Umberto
The name of two key characters in Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" are hidden links to famous writers admired by Eco:

William of Baskerville - His name pays homage to both: a) William of Occam (1285-1349?), an English philosopher and Scholastic... more
Owen S. King & GI Joe: A Real American Hero - 7.0/10 with 126 votes
Posted Tuesday, December 26 in King, Stephen
Back in the '80's, Hasbro came up with a line of 3 3/4" action figures called "GI Joe: A Real American Hero". One of the figures was called "Sneak Peek" and had the name Owen S. King, from Bangor, Maine. Owen King, as most fan's of the author know,... more
Dean's Doubles - 7.1/10 with 114 votes
Posted Tuesday, July 18 in Koontz, Dean
First read "Mr. Murder." This is some long but good reading. In the book, his main character, a murder mystery writer is followed by a evil look-a-like. Durring his attempts to escape from the bad guy, he tries to keep his family life somewhat regular... more

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