|Plot Summary of The Pleasure of My Company|
|"Daniel Pecan Cambridge is no ordinary man. Having hobbies such as ironing pillows flat, making magic squares, and rearranging his light bulbs, the government decided he needed some free help--so they sent Clarissa. Daniel, although he can't cross streets at the curb, likes to analyze his psychiatrist, Clarissa, as she's analyzing him. In a tenderly funny romance, Daniel falls in love with Elizabeth the realtor, Clarissa, and Zandy the pharmacist while he tries to smother his fear of curbs, and break free into living "a normal life.""
Angela Allan, Resident Scholar
|""The Pleasure Of My Company" is a story about Daniel Pecan Cambridge who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and is mentally adept at magic squares and other such mathematical oddities. He has three main people in his life as the book starts: Clarissa, his “therapist” who comes to his apartment twice a week; Zandy the pharmacist; and Elizabeth the realtor that he has an infatuation with. By the end of the book, he is beginning to overcome his fears and has hatched from his egg and has a circle of friends. This book shows the kindness, gentleness, thoughtfulness, and normalness of Daniel Pecan Cambridge even with his strange quirks. "
Newt, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Pleasure of My Company|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
- eccentric nature
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
- mental illness
- Obession with uninterested person
- mentally ill
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
- little dialog
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