|Plot Summary of In The Lake of The Woods|
|"In The Lake Of The Woods by Tim O'Brien tells the story of the disintegrating marriage of John and Kathy Wade, living in isolated Lake Of The Woods, Minnesota. John is a politician who lost in a landslide after secrets of his past in Vietnam are revealed to the public. One day John wakes up and finds Kathy missing. John is the main suspect, despite the lack of evidence. The book sets about to solve the mystery of Kathy's diappearance and divulge the dark secrets of John's past."
Margaret Dorer, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of In The Lake of The Woods|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- marriage/relationship going to pieces
Crime & Police story
- catching a killer
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- politician/elected ruler
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- Southeast Asia
- lost at sea
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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