|Plot Summary of Lying Awake|
|"This is a charming book about life in a Carmelite convent for an inspired nun. Sister John of the Cross, the main character in this novel, writes poetry and books for hours on end, and has heavenly visions of god - a feeling of divine ecstasy. However, when she finds out she has epilepsy, and these visions are not a closeness to her god, but rather a tumor above her right ear, her world crumbles. "
Dave Phillips, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lying Awake|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- religious figure
- emotionally unstable
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- missing body parts/abilities
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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