|Plot Summary of The Bad Place|
|"Frank can't remember who he is or where he's from. He does know that he is being chased, and when he's caught, it will kill him. He seeks the help of a private investigator team, husband and wife. Together, they are drawn into a whirlwind of murder, lies, and revenge. The cause: something terrible in Frank's past that threatens the future of all."
J. E. Deaver, Resident Scholar
|"One of my fav's from Koontz.Intreaging story,hard to figure out the reason behind villans rage.Main people are very easy to like and care about.Villan is nasty."
Jack Masterson, Resident Scholar
|"Frank Pollard wakes up in an alley and has no clue where he has come from, but people are chasing him. Fireflies in a sandstorm? Meanwhile, Bobby and Julie are investigators caught up in trying to nab a hacker, Rasmussen, who has broken into a computer firm and is stealing their files. Only thing: Rasmussen has something surprising in for the two awaiting investigators. And then there's Candy, by far the most interesting character in the book..."
Ken Lundgren, Resident Scholar
|"Frank Pollard thinks he could be crazy, but more than that, fears he may be in danger. He has awakened once again to find his hands covered in blood. Each time he wakes he returns with strange objects in his hands and pockets. He is desperate and seeks the help of husband-and-wife detective team Bobby and Julie Dakota. They probe deeply to discover horrifying secrets about Frank's family. It is because of these appalling atrocities that Frank, and now, Bobby and Julie are being hunted down."
Tracey Ray, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Bad Place|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- is very quick
- mentally ill
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Motive of antagonist
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- bulging muscles
- very athletic
- Pacific NW
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog