|Plot Summary of Naive Super|
The book is about 2 months in the life of the 25 year old narrator who loses interest in his life. He quits his MA course, sells his books and TV, moves out of his bedsit and into his brother's flat whilst his brother is away on business. He is reading a book on time and the universe, the quantum theories of which deeply disturb him. He becomes obsessed by time and at the enormity of the size of the universe. The book is a series of anecdotes in which he tries to discover the reason for his life. He writes amusing lists, he throws a ball against a wall for hours on end, he faxes a meteorologist friend, he befriends a 5 year old boy, he dates a girl who he meets with the boy and finally he ends up in New York visiting his brother. At the end of the book he does discover reasons for living. A strangely compelling discourse into a troubled mind, the kind of troubles we all have.
John Marcel, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Naive Super|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
- midlife crisis
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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