|Plot Summary of The Great Train Robbery|
|"Michael Crichton knows a thing or two about writing successful novels. In "The Great Train Robbery," he certainly grabs a historical idea, climbs on board, and is off down the tracks at a fast pace. Edward Pearce, a gentleman who has turned rogue, is the mastermind being one of the most famous heists in history. In making this the suspenseful journey that it is, Crichton gives us a complete picture of Victorian England, especially the seamier--and quite likely realistic--side of London. It is the Industrial Revolution in all its glory--and its drawbacks. How Pearce and his accomplises are able to pull off this robbery is a fascinating story; it is a story full of clever machinations,indeed. "
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Great Train Robbery|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- committing armed robbery
Mostly a criminal POV story
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
The antagonists are:
- government bureaucracy
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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