|Plot Summary of Cold Fire|
A person with magical powers tries to save others.
This synopsis report prepared by Samer Ismail
One of Dean Koontz's bestsellers...unfortunately it doesn't live up to the hype. Jim Ironheart recently began having visions about people dying in the near future. Jim goes on a one man crusade to save these people. A reporter, Holly, witnesses Jim saving a small boy from a drunk driver. Holly falls in love with Jim, and tries to help him uncover the origins of his amazing power.
The book started out very well, and was quite suspenseful. Unfortunately, it deteriorated into a stupid story about uncovering the past, with some romance thrown in. After the first third of the book was over, there was very little action to keep the reader interested until the end. I would reccomend reading Dean Koontz, but avoid Cold Fire.
This synopsis report prepared by James Xavier
|Chapter Analysis of Cold Fire|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Mental/magical powers focus
- search for identity/new understanding
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If magical mental powers:
- can see into the future
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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