|Plot Summary of Hocus Pocus|
|"Eugene Debs Hartke is a Vietnam veteran known as the Preacher because he doesn't utter profanities. The book takes place at Tarkington College where Eugene has become a teacher. Across the valley there is a prison for Black prisoners run by a Japanese corporation. The story interweaves Vonnegut's comments on the social woes of mankind and the socio-economic state of America in 2001 with anti war feelings towards WWI WWII Hiroshima and the Vietnam War. The background is a jailbreak which takes over the town and in which Eugene is irrevocably caught up. Vonnegut weaves the characters with his own philosophy on life. Classic Vonnegut!"
John Marcel, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Hocus Pocus|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- general liberal/left wing activism
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- long-lived adults
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- Southeast Asia
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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