|Plot Summary of Anil's Ghost|
|"The novel is set amongst the civil war in Sri Lanka where organized murder campaigns bring disappearances to all sides of the war. Anil is a forensic anthropologist, returning to Sri Lanka, sent by an international human rights organisation to investigate these deaths. She sets out with a local forensic doctor to discover the identity of a skeleton unearthed in a government archaeological site. An intriguing trip into forensic methods in which Anil and her co-worker are challenged in their quest and in which the full horrors of the civil war are explored. "
John Marcel, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Anil's Ghost|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- general liberal/left wing activism
- fighting government corruption
- conduct in war
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- government investigator
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Other Asian
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Southeast Asia
- scientific labs
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- explicit references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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