|Plot Summary of Filth|
|" Sodomy.Rape.Murder.Theft.Arrogance.Bigotry. All narrated with hysterical, repetitive cruelty by Detective Sargent Bruce Robertson. Quite possibly the most corupt character is modern literature. An alternative running commentary is splattered over the page(literally) by a worm in the protagonist's intestine. Its comentary growing as the book progresses, it is his memory, his conscience and his constant source of physical pain. Gradually the laughter fades, the adrenaline rises and Filth reveals itself to be a tragedy without ever resorting to pop-psychology. It is written entirely in the first person.
Arresting, preverse, provacative and brilliant. "
Mostafa Hefny, Resident Scholar
|"Corrupt policeman Bruce Robertson is in line for promotion and plays off all his friends and colleagues against each other to help achive his aim. Unfortunately, his past catches up with him. The murder he is supposed to be solving leads to his downfall."
Alex Wolstenholme, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Filth|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 40%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Story partially from villain's perspective
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, British
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
- a tremendous amount
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- touching of anatomy
- use of artificial tools
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- significantly more descript than dialog
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