|Plot Summary of Hole In My Life|
FSG, Mar 2002, 16.00, 200 pp.
Jack “Joey Pigza” Gantos writes an autobiography centering on how he became a writer. However, this well written chronicle is not a dissertation on “How to Cook Roast Pig” writer's style. Instead this is a powerfully honest report of why Mr. Gantos chose a life of crime to escape his homeland and how he survived his twentieth year of being caught and incarcerated for smuggling drugs. This harrowing period led Mr. Gantos to concentrate on writing.
This talented author provides his audience with a triumphant biography that his myriad of fans will enjoy. Additionally, anyone who relishes a true life account filled with downfall and deliverance will enjoy Mr. Gantos' message that writing not only saved, but filled the “HOLE IN MY LIFE”.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Hole In My Life|
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- criminal (general)
Kind of living:
- general poverty story
Life in an institution
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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