|Plot Summary of Legs|
|""Legs" is a fictionalized of the last third of the life of the gangster/bootlegger, Jack 'Legs'Diamond as told by the man who was to become his lawyer, Marcus Gorman. He describes his tangled love life, a love triangle with his wife Alice and his mistress, a dancer named Kiki Roberts, his attempt to put a scare into another bootlegger by burning his feet and threatening to hang him, which eventually causes his arrest and trial, and his several escapes from death at the hands of inept shooters, as when he is shot in a bar, but only wounded."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Legs|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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