|Plot Summary of Cry to Heaven|
|"The story of a young aristocrat that is forced to become one of the castrati (young boys that were castrated by the church so that they could keep their child-like voices) and an ex-castrati that is now a composer. Beautiful prose, crushingly tragic throughout but with an uplifting ending, and very real. If you don't happen to have a time machine this is the next best thing."
Shane Tiernan, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Cry to Heaven|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 18th century
Life of a profession:
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
- male homosexuals doing their thing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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