|Plot Summary of Seldom Disappointed|
|"Tony Hillerman writes an autobiography, both serious and humourous. He finds himself unfit for the college studies he has chosen and enlists in the Army to fight in Europe during the Second World War. He plays many parts in life; encluding soldier, newspaper journalist, editor, University
Professor and finally as a novelist. His self-story is as interesting and sometimes more interesting than the fiction that he writes. His portrayals of his fellow soldiers, journalists, professors and novelists are so accurate that they come alive in the book. He gives a brief background of all of his books that he wrote and where he found his characters. "
Colleen Naqshbandi, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Seldom Disappointed|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- Some in color 1-5
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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