|Plot Summary of Desperate Times|
|"Harry Lloyd teams with characters right out of the history books to undermine the Nazis who now control his British homeland. Together with an ex-bodyguard named George, Harry goes undercover to steal the Enigma code machine for the Americans before the Germans discover it's existence. WWII was won by the allies with overwhelming industrial power, courageous soldiers and a lot of luck. This story tells us what happens if luck had differed from that which the allies enjoyed during the war years.
Pat Johnson, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Desperate Times|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- main char. spying/sabotage
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Search for technology?
- spying technology
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- Mid-Atlantic states
- scientific labs
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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