|Plot Summary of Red Ivy Afternoon|
|"Red Ivy Afternoon is set in the near future where the cost of everything is just out of reach for nearly everyone and in a Panamerica where paper is illegal and the lone source of information and entertainment is a blaring computer screen, and corporations hold all the economic and political power.
Julian Lightfall is a moderately succesful Boston shipping secretary who lives a life without meaning, going from work to home and home to a bar where he tries rub elbows with the Boston elite, an elite who has little use for him.
But his life changes when a man moves into the next apartment, and that man is Pyndan Calabas. Calabas tells Julian that he is a trauma surgeon, but Calabas' strange habits and his absences for days at a time tell Julian otherwise. Julian becomes curious about his new neighbor and tries to listen through the wall to his neighbors apartment and then Calabas confronts Julian in a violent way and Julian learns about his neighbors secret life turn by turn.
Calabas is a revolutionary, one who wants to overthrow the government and bring power back to the people and as Julian learns his secret role in life Calabas gives Julian two choices, join the revolution or leave the country.
Julian joins the revolution."
David LaBounty, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Red Ivy Afternoon|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
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
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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