|Plot Summary of Julian's House|
|"Sally and David Curtiss are a newlywed couple with some problems in their relationship. They are also parapsycologists, who have recently purchased a house which is rumored to be haunted. They plan on studying the house and trying to find any evidence of supernatural activity there. Sally is a reluctant psychic, so when none of the Curtiss' hi-tech equipment shows any signs of supernatural activity, David suspects that Sally senses something in the house.
Secretly, David is jealous of Sally's psychic ability and wants to have a psychic expierence himself. As the Curtiss' research the house's strange and mysterious history, the house itself becomes a kind of character in the novel. It induces dreams that reveal the Curtiss' hidden fears and desires, and the novel eventually builds to an ambiguous and disturbing climax. "
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Julian's House|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the haunted house chased me!
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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