|Plot Summary of Not Now: Death, Dreams & Reasons for Living|
|"Within the supreme Space civilisation a young poet, Okinwe Orbinson, is recruited by a mysterious stranger who, swearing him to secrecy, deposits him on a planet where he is to attempt a solution to an epidemic of suicide among a race of telepathic people. Okinwe Orbinson witnesses three graphic suicides and retreats to a lakeside, where he falls in love. And slowly, piece by piece, he finds the solution to the suicides. "
Sam Smith, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Not Now: Death, Dreams & Reasons for Living|
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Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- finding a killer (criminal)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
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
- an entire race
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- mind reading
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
- descript. of non-breast female anat.
Is this an e-book?
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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