|Plot Summary of Powderhouse|
|"POWDERHOUSE is the second volume in the "History of Bestiality" trilogy by the Norwegian writer Jens Bjorneboe. It is set in a surrealistic mental hospital in Alsace. A bizarre cast of doctors and patients are woven around a series of therapeutic lectures on such topics as the permanent witch hunt, capital punishment, and the role of the heretic in history. By turns gruesome, lyrical and funny, this explosive book bursts the bounds of genre."
Esther Greenleaf Murer (translator), Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Powderhouse|
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Time/era of story
- general liberal/left wing activism
- fighting for free speech/press
- death penalty
- religious issues
Family, caring for ill
because he/she is
- mentally ill
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- mentally ill
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of hetero sex
- male homosexuals doing their thing
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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