|Plot Summary of Vice Versa|
First published in 1882, 'Vice Versa' is every bit as funny today as when it was first acclaimed, and it has inspired more than one film, mostly recently 'Big'. The Garuda Stone is a strange and ancient artifact from India, bought back from there as a curio by the rascally black sheep of the family. In the hands of Dick Bultitude, a fourteen-year old boy who does not wish to go back to his second-tier public school, and those of an unfeeling middle-aged father who unwisely wishes he could have his schooldays again, the Stone works its magic and in a twinkling they change places. The mind of fifty-plus City Gent, used to the general dignitas of his social standing and a good cigar after supper, in the body of boy who prefers romancing the girls to learning Latin will keep you laughing right out loud.
This synopsis report prepared by Michael JR Jose
|Chapter Analysis of Vice Versa|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Kind of alteration:
- Magically turned into another being
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- business executive
- 19th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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