|Plot Summary of The Fungus|
Jane Wilson is a famous scientist who seemed to have solved the World Hunger problem with genetically engineered fungi that contain virus-like enzymes. However, the fungus also has some deadly side-effects. The fungus would turn people into creatures that would only exist in nightmares. Some would be killed, while some of the ones who survive become insane. It destroys England, covering buildings, bridges, and so on with different species of fungi. The US and French governments are pressured to use atom bombs to stop the spread. To stop the French and American governments from using nukes, the British military enroles Jane's husband, the semi-successful author/formerly mycologist Barry Wilson to locate Jane and find out how to stop the plague. Accompanying him is Terence Slocock, a psychotic soldier who loves very powerful weapons, and Kimberly Fairchild, the mysterious South African mycologist.
This synopsis report prepared by Josh Nelson
|Chapter Analysis of The Fungus|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the zombie chased me!
Really unusual traits?
- Super genius
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a significant amount of technical jargon
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of private male anat.
- rape/molest (yeech!)
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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