|Plot Summary of Julian's House|
Sally and David Curtiss are a newlywed couple with some problems in their relationship. They are also parapsycologists, who have recently purchased a house which is rumored to be haunted. They plan on studying the house and trying to find any evidence of supernatural activity there. Sally is a reluctant psychic, so when none of the Curtiss' hi-tech equipment shows any signs of supernatural activity, David suspects that Sally senses something in the house.
Secretly, David is jealous of Sally's psychic ability and wants to have a psychic expierence himself. As the Curtiss' research the house's strange and mysterious history, the house itself becomes a kind of character in the novel. It induces dreams that reveal the Curtiss' hidden fears and desires, and the novel eventually builds to an ambiguous and disturbing climax.
This synopsis report prepared by fran laniado
|Chapter Analysis of Julian's House|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the haunted house chased me!
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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