All Quiet on the Orient Express Book Summary and Study Guide

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This simple tale of rural life in Northern England finds the goodnatured unnamed protagonist as the last camper on a campsite at the end of the holiday season. Soon the farmer who owns the campsite has put him to work painting his gate in lieu of rent. In the evenings he goes to the local pub and joins the darts team. The farmer's 15 year old daughter also takes advantage of him asking him to do her homework, but is she also flirting with him? He fails to leave the campsite as his motorbike breaks down and is soon coerced into painting boats until Christmas. This dark novel has him being hoodwinked and cajoled into staying and even becoming the local milkman until another camper returns and points out the truths of his situation and he learns in the pub that the farmer was trying to use up the paint as a bet! A wonderful taste of the darkside of rural England.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Northeast Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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