|Plot Summary of Travesty|
|"One night in the south of France a car drives quickly down deserted roadways. The driver intends to crash into a thick stone wall of an abandoned farmhouse. His daughter and his best friend are in the car with him. As he drives, he explains in a sustained monologue his reasons for doing what he is doing. Through his rantings we learn of his son, who died at age three, his mistress, with whom he had a sadistic relationship, and we discover that both his wife and his daughter had been having an affair with his best friend. As he speaks, the driver tries to justify his motives, to his passengers, to himself, and to the reader."
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Travesty|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
- actions leading to death of someone
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- touching of anatomy
- use of artificial tools
- actual description of hetero sex
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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