Study Guide

City of Ashes Allusions

By Cassandra Clare

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Pop Culture References

  • Simon's "I Blogged Your Mom" t-shirt (1.1.44) is real
  • However his favorite bands Rock Solid Panda and Stepping Razor (1.1.55) are not
  • World of Warcraft (is definitely real) (1.1.55)
  • The Witches of Breastwick and As I Lay Dianne are fake porn versions of real books/movies The Witches of Eastwick and As I Lay Dying (1.1.58)
  • Bela Lugosi, Dracula (1.1.60)
  • Naruto (1.5.145)
  • Edward Gorey (1.7.8)
  • Yo La Tengo (2.8.17)
  • What Not to Wear (2.8.44)
  • Project Runway (2.8.49)
  • Dungeons and Dragons (2.8.92)
  • Madonna (2.8.127)
  • Transformers (2.8.143)
  • Gilligan's Island (2.8.172) (2.12.163)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2.8.191)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2.8.191)
  • Star Wars, "disturbances in the Force" (2.9.94)
  • CSI (Epilogue.13)