|Plot Summary of Reign of the Rat|
|"A farmer in Nepal notices a sudden rotting of his fingers, followed by pneumonia then a horrific death. Thus begins a medical thriller that takes archeobiologist Michael Cohen and his former lover, Dr. Alice Morgan-Wright, from San Francisco to the Himalayas to the Arctic Circle.
As a virulent, drug-resistant leprosy epidemic spreads, Michael and Alice set off on a danger-filled quest for a cure. Stalked by unknown assailants, their only protection is each other and the mysterious amulet of the Order of St. Lazarus. Their sole hope: to unearth the frozen remains of a medieval corpse destroyed by the Black Plague."
gil smolin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Reign of the Rat|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Disaster, natural or nuclear
Kind of disaster:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- big business leader(s)
- North Pole
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- hundreds or more
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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