|Plot Summary of Breaking The Surface|
|"Olymic diver Greg Louganis, tells about his battle with dyslexia, child abuse, and eventually AIDS. He's very informative about his childhood, his road to the 1984 and 88 Olympic games, his fear of social rejection, sexuality, and illness."
Trudy Scales, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Breaking The Surface|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
- gay guy
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- bulging muscles
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- South Korea (good!)
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More in color 6-10
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 76-100% of book
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