Silverlock, by John Myers Meyers, is literally filled with literary allusions, few other than James Joyce and Thomas Pynchon rival Myers in wealth of allusions. I’m no Scrooge, either.

East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, uses a biblical allusion in the title and revolves around the biblical story of Cain.

V for Vendetta, by Alan Moore, uses Guy Fawkes as the principal historical allusion.

In myth, the Trojan horse held seamen. Trojan condoms uses a most apt mythological allusion. (Maybe, I should have used Ramses condoms as the historical allusion.)

The muted horn symbol used by Thomas Pynchon, in Crying of Lot 49, fits a science, nature, and technological category. I call it Technological allusion, Tech for short. Nature is natural but our understanding of it is technological.

American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis, alludes to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho on the title and the main character in the Ellis book, Patrick Bateman, alludes to Hitchcock’s, Norman Bates. Pynchon also uses many  pop cultural allusions.

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