|Plot Summary of China|
Dunne, Jun 2004, 24.95, 378 pp.
Elderly Englishman Digby Wilton knows he has had the opportunity to live a most fortunate life having been an heir to a bone china manufacturing firm fortune. However, he also grew up inside a gilded cage so except for time in the military and business he had restricted contact with much of the world. Thus, Digby can understand why his marriage to a Maltese immigrant, failed; she was a spicy extrovert while he was reticent introvert and ultimately left him. His son Theo, a spoiled loser, blames his own failures on Digby.
Digby found some consolation with aging actress Daisy Gresham, his neighbor, but she has her own child problem as her crazy son Howard writes violent online articles including bomb-making 101 and more advanced techniques. Of course, when Theo's wife tosses him out, he naturally blames his father. Theo just wants to play his music not caring if others pay the piper. All Digby has left is two centuries of family tradition with Wilton Bone China and the knowledge that in the end it will probably end with him.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of China|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Family, struggle with
- midlife crisis
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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