|Plot Summary of Strangers and Sojourners: A Novel|
|""Strangers and Sojourners" is the first novel in Michael D. O'Brien's series "Children of the Last Days." This novel introduces the Delaney family, touching on four generations, some seventy years. It tells how Anne Ashton from Britain and Steve Delaney from Ireland meet in Northwest Canada, fall in love, and raise a family, children and grandchildren. Disturbing trends develop in their society similar to equally disturbing things we see in our own societies.
Strangers and Sojourners tells a fascinating story of interesting and courageous people who try to make a difference. O'Brien, a master at dialog and crisp narration, brings the reader to understand the Delaneys and see that they are fighting a losing battle. The novel ends with their society similar to our own English-speaking societies. The other novels in the series carries this society and government, step by logical step, beyond where we are now until the Delaneys are confronted by a totalitarian state bent on one-world government. The up-and-coming charismatic leader is already a rising star in Europe. The governments who will form the union want to promote a state-sponsored, one-world religion that all peoples have to accept. The society and government already support politically correct thinking on abortion, homosexual life style, and the irrelevance of Christianity. This brings great pressure to the Delaneys.
Maurice A. Williams, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Strangers and Sojourners: A Novel|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- religious issues
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
- long lived adults
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
The Americas (not US):
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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