|Plot Summary of The Big Bounce|
|" Jack Ryan is a former professional ball player turned petty thief. Ryan's a fairly amiable fellow with a penchant for finding himself in trouble. His latest run-in comes after Ryan shows off his batting skills on the side of a migrant co-worker's head. Ryan never could hit a curve ball and his last hit has him being run out of town.
Ryan does some odd jobs at a resort owned by the likeable town judge, Mr. Walter Majestyk.
Enter Nancy Hayes, a brown-haired, rich-man's live-in toy who's out for some fun -- a bounce. Nancy and Jack instantly connect and suddenly Jack's along for Nancy's joyride -- a scheme to rob her keeper of some big bucks -- and doublecross Jack in the process.
Paul Shepherd, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Big Bounce|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
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....
- commit white collar fraud or con
Mostly a criminal POV story
- thief/con artist
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
The antagonists are:
- average physique
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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