|Plot Summary of The Rats, Bats & the Ugly|
Eric Flint & Dave Freer
Baen, Sep 2004, 24.00, 390 pp.
Private Chip Connolly, his girlfriend Ginny and their bats and rats expect a hero's welcome when they return to George Bernard Shaw City on the planet Harmony and Reason having defeated the invincible gazillion alien menace the Magh. However, Chip comes from the lowest vat in the humanoid caste system, so members of the elite Inner High Five decide he must die. Chip is arrested and expected to be executed at first light.
The rats and bats that make up his victorious team become concerned because they need one member of the squad with movable thumbs to open the beer. They decide they must rescue their best can opener Chip, but by doing so they bring down the wrath of the secret police. Their only hope to survive resides with Fluff the Kong.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Rats, Bats & the Ugly|
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
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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