|Plot Summary of Venus on the Half Shell|
|"Simon Wagstaff is a musician seeking universal truth. After an universal deluge, he sets to explore the Universe searching for the answer to the problem of suffering and death. In so doing, accompanied by a dog, an owl and a woman companion Cworktap,he visits many planets and cultures. This is space-existentialist satire. Very funny and cynical."
ANGELO VENTURA, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Venus on the Half Shell|
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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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
- Space, need spacesuit
- futuristic human freighter/transport
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- neutral aliens
- primitive aliens
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- weird alien sex
- doing it with a robot/computer
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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