|Plot Summary of Solitaire|
Eos, Sept 2002, 24.95, 368 pp.
In the not too distant future, there is one world government although regional areas retain some autonomy. Ko, one of the biggest corporations is about to receive regional status as they contribute almost seven percent to the world's economy. Ren Segura, known as Jackal, is the epitome of the corporate citizen and Ko is doing everything in their power to see that she reaches her full potential as a citizen the world can look up to and admire.
Life is going smoothly for Jackal as she is partnered with Snow, the love of her life. A recreational expedition turns into a tragedy and Jackal is blamed for terrorist activities and the deaths of hundreds of people. Stripped of her status, she is sentenced to virtual confinement but when she gets out, it seems that years have passed instead of months. In the real world, Jackal meets other survivors like her at a restaurant called SOLITAIRE where she must learn to play with the hand fate dealt her.
This is Kelley Eskridge's first novel but with her immense talent it definitely won't be her last. SOLITAIRE is a cutting edge science fiction thriller starring a heroine who has an inner core of strength that allows her to live life on her own terms despite the factions that want to use her for their own purpose. This is a winner for genre fans.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Solitaire|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- two lovers coping with tough mission
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
Repressive society story
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- very athletic
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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