|Plot Summary of On Stranger Tides|
This is a book about a man named John Chandagnac, who after the death of his father a (puppeteer in Europe) has traveled to the new world to confront an (until recently)unknown uncle who has seemed to made off with the family inheritence. On the journey he gets to know a young woman named Beth Hurwood and her father an Oxford Professor. A day from port their ship is waylaid by pirates, and with the apparent help of the professor and his assistant, the ship is captured, the captain killed, and Chandagnac forced to join the pirate crew. We soon discover a devious plot being concocted by Professor Hurwood involving his dead wife, and living daughter, as well as the sinister mechanizations of Ed Scratch aka Blackbeard the pirate. And Chandagnac now known as 'Jack Shandy' does his best to stop these evil men, as well as rescue Beth Hurwood. Powers weaves historical fact with magic, ghost ships, and the fountain of youth.
This synopsis report prepared by Thomas Head
Jack Shandy, a simple puppeteer, seeks revenge and wealth on/from an evil uncle, but ends up becoming a pirate on the Caribbean seas. He falls in love with a woman doomed to be used in a powerful magical experiment. A lot of action and voodoo flying around, ship battles, and zombies everywhere.
This synopsis report prepared by Shane Tiernan
|Chapter Analysis of On Stranger Tides|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the zombie chased me!
- accused criminal
If magical mental powers:
- can cast many different spells
Really unusual traits?
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
- 18th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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