|Plot Summary of The Winston Affair|
|"THE WINSTON AFFAIR was first published in 1959.
The setting is Burma during WWII. An American officer, Lieutenant Winston, has just coldly murdered an English soldier. Winston must die in order to calm Washington and London. General Kempton, commanding officer of the American troops of the region, asks Captain Barney Adams, the son of one of his dearest friends, to come to Burma and be the attorney of Winston who must face a court martial on the next week.
Adams takes his job seriously and discovers by talking to the psychiatrist who's examined him, that Winston is paranoid and can't be taken responsible for his acts, even criminal. Alone against the public opinion, against General Kempton who tries to influence him and even against Winston who refuses to speak to him, Adams will plead insanity during a trial which won't let anybody unharm."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Winston Affair|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- military trial
- a lawyer creature
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- Southeast Asia
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
- 0 (not a murder mystery)
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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