|Plot Summary of Standing in the Rainbow|
|"In this wonderful story, we meet Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice, whose daily radio broadcasts keep us delightfully informed about all the local news. We also meet Bobby, her ten-year old son, destined to live a thousand lives, most of them in his imagination. There us also Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight year old Aunt Elner; the oddly sexy and charismatic Hamm Sparks, who starts off in life as a tractor salesman. Behind the scenes there, is two women who love him very differently as night and day. Then there is poor Tot Wooden, whose luck in life is a s bad as her hairdressing skills. Beatrice Woods is a character who is the Little Blind Songbird; and Cecil Figgs is the Funeral King. Last but not least is the fabulous Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman family gospel singers.
The time in the story is 1946 until the present. The town is Elmwood Springs, Missouri, right in the middle of the country, in the midst of the most joyous transition from war to peace, aiming toward a dizzingly bright future.
Boppy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Standing in the Rainbow|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American Midwest
If story of urban/rural...
- Small town life
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- fancy mansion
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- a lot of play on words
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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