|Plot Summary of The Killing League|
|"The Killing League is a secret organization composed of wealthy thrill-seekers, who want to taste the biggest thrill of all (in their minds) the life or death battle with other humans. Men are sought out (and not told about the League) either for battle or for slaughter. For example, a couple of criminals are offered a fortune to kidnap a senator's daughter. Unknown to them, money will not be their reward but rather death as a member of the League is slated to go to where the girl is held and kill the kidnappers. Their deaths complete the "game". This secret organization is run by one of the richest men in the world. But suddenly members of the League are doing the dying. Someone, unknown to the League, knows of their existence and is plotting, for personal reasons of revenge (his mother having died in one of the League's games) against the members. "
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|Review Analysis of The Killing League|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- game where people hunted
How much violence does he/she use?
- a significant amount
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
Motive of antagonist
- fancy mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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Philip J. Carraher Resident Scholar Profiles|
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