|Plot Summary of After Silence|
|"After Silence is Nancy Venable Raine's recounting of her ordeal with rape and the struggles of life afterwards. The book starts in 1985 in Boston with the day she was raped. She then explains the processing and police investigations which were demoralizing to her. She then flashes forward to 1993 in Calrfornia and then to her parents house in Virginia where we get to know more about the afteraffects, emotional struggles and social stigmas through a myriad of statistics. We follow Nancy all the way through the actual writing and publishing of the book. The book is a view of what women feel and go through. But it's also a bit dry with the over use of statistics, though each chapter is opened with some nice poetry."
Bobby Blades, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of After Silence|
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Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- rape/molest (yeech!)
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 76-100% of book
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