|Plot Summary of Fields of Fire|
|"Three men from different walks of life; Snake, Goodrich, and Hodges all wind up in the same platoon in Vietnam. Snake is the most experienced soldier, Hodges is the Platoon Commander, and Goodrich is the Harvard student who doesn't fit in. Their unit moves through Vietnam, fighting the NVA & VC multiple times. All are wounded, and the platoon changes continuously as their friends die around them. They struggle with incompetent leaders who order them multiple times to do things that endanger their lives for little gain, until one final order puts them all in a large battle."
Jake, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Fields of Fire|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 50%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a lot
The antagonists are:
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- Southeast Asia
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- actual description of sex
Unusual forms of death
- exploded into bits
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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