|Plot Summary of Billy Bathgate|
|"The story of a teenage boy from New York who idolizes the notorious Dutch Schultz and delves somewhat into Dutch's history and associates, but mainly tells the story straight and intensely from Billy's point of view, from disappointment to excitement, sex and school and orphans, the dilapidation of the neighborhood where he grew up, and society in general."
Sarrah, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Billy Bathgate|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- grade school
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- Dada gone
- committing crimes
- guy chasing
- thief/con artist
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- peddle boat
- New York
- rude people
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- dumb Rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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