|Plot Summary of The Yellow Bastard|
Basin City is dark, dangerous and generally nasty sort of place where the women are either prostitutes or table dancers and the men are either vicious, brutal murderers or good-hearted, brutal murderers, according to the storyline.
Hartigan is an exception, though. He's a good cop, a real straight-shooter, about to go on early retirement on account of his bum ticker. His final case is one that's very important to him: saving the fourth victim of a sick, pederast rapist - the son of a senator. The victim in question: 11-year-old Nancy Callahan. After cornering the rapist, Hartigan is severly injured and betrayed by his ex-partner. When he wakes up in hospital, he's been shamed by the police academy and the city, and made to look like a pederast and a murderer. He spends eight years in prison and, when he finally gets out, goes on a search for Nancy. From that point on it's a race against time to see who will reach her first, Hartigan or the murdering rapists.
This synopsis report prepared by Tom McInnes
|Chapter Analysis of The Yellow Bastard|
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
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vigilante getting revenge
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- accused criminal
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
- descript. of male nudity
- rape (yeech!)
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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