|Plot Summary of The Innocent|
Leonard is a young British man who works for the British Post Office. He is sent to post World War II, pre-Wall Berlin to work on a top secret joint venture between the American and British military. They are digging a tunnel in order to enable them to tap into Russian phone lines for the purposes of spying. Leonard, who is a total innocent when he arrives in Berlin, is thrust into an unfamiliar world of secrecy and mistrust. Not only is he involved in a project to spy on the Russians, but the Americans and British, who are working together, are mistrustful of each other as well. Leonard works under a paranoid American named Bob Glass. Despite Glass's warnings, Leonard gets involved with a German woman named Maria who has a violent ex-husband that turns up occasionally. Through his relationship with Maria, Leonard loses every kind of innocence he had--sexual, moral, patriotic. The circumstances of their relationship lead Leonard not only to murder and covering up that crime, but also to betrayal of his job and country.
This synopsis report prepared by Heather B.
|Chapter Analysis of The Innocent|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- main char. spying/sabotage
- govt. doing secret bad things abroad
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War-time military intelligence mission?
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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