|Plot Summary of A Season for Slaughter|
|" The book deals with the onslaught of an alien ecological invasion of earth. The main character James McCarthy, is a young man with anger, arrogance, and frustration as his only way of communicating with other people. The story revolves around his anger and how he begins to develop as a human being. The book is well worth reading again and again, if only for the insights the author has on his character development.
As for the ecological infestation, this too is a far cry from your typical Sci-Fi invasion series. The premise of an attacking foe without any obvious intelligence but with evidence all around is an intriging story line."
H. Wetmore, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Season for Slaughter|
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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 - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- an adult (general)
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- preventing an ecological disaster
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- emotionally unstable
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- a space station
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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