|Plot Summary of The Boat of a Million Years|
|"The Boat of a Million Years is about immortality, and the subject is masterfully handled. Not much happens in the book - although it is not, for the most part, short stories, it does have the feeling of a collection of short stories - but the characters are well-developed, and the events of each immortal's life are described in fascinating depth. Also has one of the best songs about science advancement that I've ever read."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Boat of a Million Years|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one human from different culture of other humans
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- 20th century
- 19th century
- 18th century
- 17th century
- general past
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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