|Plot Summary of Midnight Is A Lonely Place|
|"After the difficult breakup of a love affair, Kate Kennedy moves to a remote corner of Essex, England, to write a biography of Lord Byron. However, Kate's landlord resents her presence and tries to frighten her off with tales of ghosts in her house. Meanwhile, her neighbor's teenage daughter unearths an old roman gravesite. Kate tries to ignore the escavation and she dismisses her landlords warnings of ghosts, but soon Kate is tormented by a virus invading her computer, mysterious noises and other disturbances. Kate learns that the ghosts are an ancient roman, Marcus Severus, and his wife, Claudia. As she investages events that occured centuries before, Kate learns that Marcus Severus will do anything to hide the evil that he did during his lifetime, and Claudiaa will do anything to expose it. "
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Midnight Is A Lonely Place|
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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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog