|Plot Summary of Cold River|
|"This is a true story of three young Czechoslovak men - Jozef, Ondrej and Milan - and their quest to be free of the system that oppresses them. To gain freedom, Jozef, Milan and Ondrej set into motion a plan to escape across the Iron Curtain to Austria.
Few would dare dream about crossing such a border, unless, of course, you have inside knowledge and contacts. Milan has both. They will have only one chance to disarm the army guards at the gate and drive through an army barracks without alarming others. Their set day is sunny. Not one of them, even for a moment, thinks it might rain. But it does and the swollen river makes it impossible for them to cross, yet it is impossible to go back ...
Alex, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Cold River|
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War/Cloak & Dagger story?
- escaping repressive govt.
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Eastern European
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A few 1-5 B&W
Is this an e-book?
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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