If you’ve come this far, you’ve found the secret Into the Wild Easter Egg page. Yeah, it contains spoilers.
So if you haven’t read the book yet, go do so. I’ll wait.
Back already? Great! Let’s check the Easter Eggs.
Into the Wild Easter Eggs
Chapter 1 – Home Bitter Home
Hard to spot, but Hellman’s basement lair/office was inspired by the Dresden Files, namely Harry’s warehouse office in the Dresden Files TV series. Same walls, see? 😉
Chapter 1 – Oberon
First King of Roger Zelesny’s Amber, father of Corwin and son of Dworkin. I love the Chronicles of Amber. Fantasy, gangster-esque infighting, and tons of pulp cool. If you haven’t read them, do yourself a favor and get all ten of them now!
Chapter 1 – Van Zant
Roger Van Zant, the back-stabbing, money laundering financier whose bearer bonds Robert De Niro steals in Heat.
Chapter 2 – “The fat guy in the grey suit shot me a disapproving glance.”
The whole Frederico’s setting was inspired by The Blues Brothers restaurant scene. Dan Akroyd and John Belushi acting like boors and trying to blackmail their band members to join up again.