|Plot Summary of Journals of the Plague Years|
This story is told by the four main characters: Dr. Richard Bruno, a physician trying to find a cure for AIDS (here referred to as the Plague, because it has mutated and become widespread among heterosexuals); Linda Lewin, an infected prostitute; John David, an army deserter and serial rapist; and Thomas Bigelow, a closet homosexual turned virtual U.S. dictator. Bruno finds a cure for AIDS, which can be spread sexually; Bigelow, misled by Bruno's greedy boss, attempts to shut him down. This is a suspenseful novel that you won't be able to put down.
This synopsis report prepared by Ken Norlie
|Chapter Analysis of Journals of the Plague Years|
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?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Repressive society story
- controls your sex
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a significant amount of technical jargon
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- use of artificial tools
- actual description of sex
- rape/molest (yeech!)
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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