|Plot Summary of Gone South|
|"Dan Lambert is a middle-aged Vietnam War Vet who is frustrated by his inability to find a job though he desperately needs one. He is sick from exposure to Agent Orange while in the service, disgusted by his country's treatment of him after his return. So naturally, he allows his anger to get the best of him and he kills a man during a moment of fury. His only recourse is to flee, so he runs south toward the swamps of Louisiana hoping to find some kind of salvation there. Along the way he picks up a colorful young lady who has been dumped by the roadside by her boyfriend and she joins him in the search for redemption. They are pursued the whole way by a cadre of legitimate lawmen as well as a strange pair of bounty hunters who are as eccentic a couple as you are likely to see. One of them even has a little secret which he keeps hidden underneath his shirt that is sure to astound. A very good book, action-packed and at times very amusing."
Bill Brumlow, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Gone South|
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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
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- on the run from the law
Mostly a criminal POV story
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
- long-lived adults
- bounty hunter
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
Motive of antagonist
- Deep South
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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