|Plot Summary of The Sheltering Sky|
|"Port Moresby and wife Kit are travellers in Africa, joined by their friend Tunner. The Moresby are hoping to rekindle their failing marriage, although Tunner displays interest in Kit as well. As they travel across the unforgiving continent, the three travelers face seperations--both mental and physical. Swept with death and other circumstances, the trio is ripped apart, left to hold their own against the harsh environment of North Africa, alone under the once "sheltering sky.""
Angela Allan, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Sheltering Sky|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- love triangle/polygon
- rekindling lost love/marriage
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Exploring into the wild
kind of story
- surviving natural elements
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
Kind of Africa:
- Arabic Africa
- dying of thirst, sunburn
- dirty, grimy (like New York)
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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