|Plot Summary of The Eight |
|"THE EIGHT is a thriller published in 1988.
The action takes place alternately during the French revolution and the early seventies of the 20th century. Mireille and Katy, the feminine heroes of the novel, will have to search for the legendary chess net offered to Charlemagne by the Moors. This chess net is believed to contain a coded formula that would give a terrible power to the one able to decipher it. But our heroes will soon understand that, by doing so, they will have to take part in a gigantic and mortal chess game whose pawns are human. "
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Eight |
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- game where people hunted
- computer programmer
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
Motive of antagonist
- Very much smarter than other characters
Part of Africa:
- Arabic Africa
- New York
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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