|Plot Summary of Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex, and Suicide in the Deep South|
|"Poet and author Daniell presents a portrait of life in the South -- particularly of women in the South: her mother, herself, and other women older and younger -- under the lash of traditional religious values and gender roles. Her father was an alcoholic and her mother became mentally ill and physically abusive. Daniell went through three marriages, countless male lovers, and a few female lovers as well, to get beyond the limits of her upbringing. This memoir and sociological study is a genteel horror story, the underside of Florence King's hilarious books about Southern psycho-sexual mores."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex, and Suicide in the Deep South|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kids growing up/acting up?
- trouble in high school
- seducing/being seduced
- rebelling against parent's expectations
- first sexual experience
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- woman's story
If this is a culture clash:
- family young v. old guard
ethnic of society (outside)
- American (south)
Subject of Biography
- emotionally unstable
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- Deep South
- rude people
- New Orleans
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- Fancy Mansion
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
Lot of foul language?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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