|Plot Summary of Windowpane|
Five Star, Feb 2003, 25.95, 413 pp.
Aging hippie street performer, Flint McLelland misses 1963 and desperately wants to see a return to the sixties. As he plays baby boomer golden oldies on his flute to earn loose change, Flint wanders the United States in search of icons that represent the “Age of Aquarius”.
Soon Flint gathers followers, mostly renegades, lost since the counterculture collapsed when the summer of love turned into the summer of riots that ended his cherished decade. He informs his aging flower horde that once he accumulates all the artifacts, the sixties will re-blossom stronger than ever. The evil scientist the Logician known in psychiatric wards as Dr. Lojia captures the hero. Logician insists that the flutist is patient Gerrard Hammond struggling to come back from a delusional trip into the past of his mind.
WINDOWPANE is an intriguing drama that leaves the audience to wonder if Flint is a mental case never recovered from drugs or a Pied Piper locked away to abort his tune. The tale provides a nostalgic look at the sixties, but not through rose colored glasses as some bad karma such as overdoses, riots, Nam, and bombings haunt the followers. Though well written and engaging especially for boomers, the tale never quite lights the reader's fire to let their hair down along with Mary down Penny Lane, but his is still a haunting fantasy trip
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Windowpane|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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