|Plot Summary of Gravesend Light|
|"An anthropologist, Joe Madden, returns to his family's summer home to study the quaint village life. He signs on as a fisherman and plays an ambiguous role in local politics and friendships. Joe's love affair with a feminist doctor has unforeseen complications. Lots of issues are undecided when he sails off into a storm that threatens to be his last. Now the book is a real pageturner, although the well-developed characters and powerful evocation of place will have the reader hooked from early on. "
Marney, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Gravesend Light|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of living:
- general poverty story
Strong "rags to riches" component?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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