|Plot Summary of Monkey Trap|
The survival of the human race rests with Lara and John, chosen to host alien minds in a test to prove humanity is ready for what aliens believe should be the next step of evolution. Will they prove humanity ready for the power of that next step, or ensure its destruction by proving the adage “absolute power corrupts absolutely?”
Lara and John are a bit surprised to find themselves alive and well a short time after suffering fatal injuries, but strangely unperturbed by the alien voices which tell them they have untapped mental and physical powers they must individually use to fight the "other," an evil alien invader who will destroy humanity unless they can destroy it. Each becomes determined to use these new powers to destroy the threat.
This synopsis report prepared by Charlene Austin
|Chapter Analysis of Monkey Trap|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Kind of alteration:
- Under control of alien
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
If magical mental powers:
- super strength
- is very quick
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- the book is simply packed with technical jargon
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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