|Plot Summary of Dance at the Slaughterhouse|
|"Matt Scudder is an alcoholic, a private detective without a licence and a good guy. In Block's earlier novels featuring Scudder he drank a lot, now he doesn't drink at all. He spends a lot of time at AA meetings. In this book he is hired to find out if Richard Thurman killed his wife. The police think he did but cannot prove it. Matt has his work cut out and before he finds a solution he is enveloped in a case of more violent death. A friend gives him a videotape he hired which has had a snuff film recorded over the top of it. There are quite a few coincidences like Matt thinking he recognised the man in the movie at a boxing match and a connection between the two crimes that Matt is working on.
Penny , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dance at the Slaughterhouse|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
Motive of antagonist
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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