|Plot Summary of Hit Man|
|"Hit Man has no real plot, being a series of episodes in the life of John Paul Keller, a middle-class bachelor who lives in New York and works as the favored assassin of a murder-broker in White Plains.
The book is about Keller's world. His girlfriends, his dog, his therapy sessions, his stamp-collecting hobby, and other everyday facets of the human existence.
It is also about Keller's business. Keller is the traveling-salesman of murder, going from city to city killing the deserving and the less-so. It is about Keller's secret longing for a normal, middle-America life, his occasional recruitment by a supposed government agent, and his bosses slow decline into Alzheimer's, a decline that threatens to take Keller down with him.
James Craver, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Hit Man|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- stalking/killing innocents
Mostly a criminal POV story
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fancy mansion
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog