|Plot Summary of A Son of the Circus|
Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla, an Indian orthopedic doctor, living in Canada, revisits his native land periodically to work with crippled children. He also has a secret life as the screen writer for the Inspector Dhar movie series. Twenty years before the novel's start, Dr. Daruwalla had attended to the bodies of two murder victims in Goa. The murderer, a transvestite about to become a transsexual was never caught. Murders have continued marked by the same m.o., and Daruwalla has even made them the subject of an Inspector Dhar movie. Now another murder seems to offer an opportunity to get the murderer and it will be necessary for Daruwaller and the actor who plays Inspector Dhar to join with the police in setting a trap.
This synopsis report prepared by Jack Goodstein
|Chapter Analysis of A Son of the Circus|
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
- very humorous
Time/era of story:
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, Foreign
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
The Americas (not US):
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
- descript. of male nudity
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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