|Plot Summary of Coming Up For Air|
|"'Coming up for air' is a book about George Bowling, a middle-aged insurance salesman, and how he escapes work, family responsibilities and the downcast pre-World War II atmosphere of London to take a vacation in Lower Binfield, the village where he grew up. However, not all goes to plan for this seemingly average individual who simply cannot evade the events of the day. Overall, a comical novel that the author, George Orwell, was highly praised for. "
J. Hatton, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Coming Up For Air|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- midlife crisis
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- quite fatty
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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