|Plot Summary of Pasta Imperfect|
Pocket, August 2004, 6.50
Not only does Emily Andrew works for the bank, but she is also the coordinator for the Windsor City Bank Senior Travel Club. She accompanies the members on a tour of Italy, but her luggage fails to arrive with those of the others. Members of the group include Nana, who wants to spend some time with George, but Emily's mother is also along and Nana has never told her about George. In addition, on the trip is Emily's ex husband Jackie, who left her to have transsexual surgery and is now married to a man.
When they return to the hotel after a day of sightseeing, their lodging is on fire and the group's belongings are lost. When they arrive in Florence, Emily's luggage is waiting for her, but her mother volunteers her clothing to the group until they can buy replacement items. The trip turns from bad to worse when one of the group members falls from the roof of a church. The police treat it as an accident but Emily has a hunch murder occurred. When another group member falls down the hotel steps she knows it is murder. Now she has to prove it.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Pasta Imperfect|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- business executive
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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