|Plot Summary of Ashes, ashes|
|"In the year 2052, the world depends entirely on electricity so when the electrical phenomenon unexpectedly disappears, a lot of problems happen. François Deschamps, an engineer specialized in farming, leaves Paris with ten companions and two horses with the hope to reach the south of France. Cholera, huge forest fires and looters will be the main enemies of the group before Deschamps is at last able to create a new rural society depending on people's work and not on mechanical energy."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Ashes, ashes|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- surviving a post environmental/nuclear disaster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Very much smarter than other characters
- very athletic
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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