|Plot Summary of Ransom|
|"An epic novel about an American Expatriate in Japan searching for redemption in the midst of his father's yearning for his presence, his shady past, Karate, Japanese culture and a deranged psychopath... A book in the tradition of Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" where Paris is replaced by Kyoto Japan and flat terse prose are outshined with Jay McInerney's keen comical observations and lyrical prose genius."
Brendan Xavier Darcy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Ransom|
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- 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?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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