|Plot Summary of Kiss of the Spider Woman|
|"Valentin is a fierce marxist revolutionary who has lost a lover. Molina is a homosexual who loves movies, accused of child molesting. They are odd cellmates in an Argentinean prison, and begin as opposites: Valentin thinks Molina is troublingly superficial; Molina believes Valentin overestimates ideals over feelings. Authorities try to use Molina as a way of getting information about Valentin's activist friends, but get no information.
Every night Molina narrates a movie, becomes a maternal figure when Valentin suffers from food poisoning, and they gradually become closer friends, changing each other dramatically."
Andres Becerra, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Kiss of the Spider Woman|
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Time/era of story
Crime & Police story
- life in prison
Kind of sex:
- two guys doing it
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Taboo sex story?
- accused criminal
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 1 ()
The Americas (not US):
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- male homosexuals doing their thing
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
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