|Plot Summary of The Book of Light|
Putnam, May 2003, 24.95, 215 pp.
After graduating from Cambridge Theological Seminary, Lily Connor becomes an ordained Episcopalian priest. At present she is the interim pastor of Tate University located a few miles from Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One day while counseling a student in her office, Samantha Lamb-Henderson walks in and says she want to get reacquainted with Lily. Lily feels the professor has a hidden agenda because when they attended seminary school together they were just acquaintances, not friends.
Lily's suspicions soon prove right when Samantha confides in her. Samantha's assistant, Francine, has been getting photographs in the mail that look like they could be the mythical Q document, the second source document for the Gospels of Luke and Mark. However, Lily, Samantha, and Francine are all being followed and it is clear that these individuals want the photographs and will go to any lengths to retrieve them.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Book of Light|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for valuable art/artifacts
General Crime (including known murderer)
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- religious figure
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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