|Plot Summary of The Sensationist|
|"After the incredibly rich and complicated achievement of _The Quincunx_, which "out-Dickensed Dickens," this short novel comes as a dash of ice water. The narration is cool, distant, and spare, and the protagonist, a young executive named David in a nameless European city that may be London or Edinburgh, decidedly unlikable. He meets and uses women right and left, never really clear about what he wants or is looking for. It would be nearly impossible to describe this book as enjoyable, but one may admire the excellent writing."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Sensationist|
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Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- seduction (yum!)
- boatload of casual sex without love
Life of a profession:
- businessman, big
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of hetero sex
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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