|Plot Summary of Roadside Picnic|
|"After what was believed a visit by aliens of Earth, certain places became full of artifacts and strange occurances. A "Stalker" goes to such a place to bring the artifacts to the outside world. One question arises: was there really a visit? Or was it something like a picnic on the side of the galactic road?"
irina, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Roadside Picnic|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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