|Plot Summary of Now and on Earth|
|"NOW AND ON EARTH is the first book of Jim Thompson written in 1942.
James Dillon, a gifted writer, must leave for San Diego with his family composed of his mother, his sister, his wife and three children. He works as an employee in the aircraft industry, does his best at his job and tries to write short stories and a new novel at night. But he also has to cope with a sister who becomes pregnant, after a wild night in Tijuana, with a little 4 years old sister who is terrorizing the family and with his wife who remembers the old days when he was successful as a young writer.
Stunning first book of a master of the Noir genre. "
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Now and on Earth|
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Time/era of story
Kids growing up/acting up?
Life of a profession:
Kind of living:
- general poverty story
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
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- Adult or Young Adult Book
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
- acting savage/like animals
- physical disability
- White (American)
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- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- physically sick
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- an average amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
The Americas (not US):
- rude people
- mostly 1st
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- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
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- vague references
- descript of kissing
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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