Amaryllis Night and Day Book Summary and Study Guide

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This strange book weaves reality between being awake and dreaming. Peter Diggs a painter and teacher at the Royal College of Art in London has a bizarre dream in which a young woman beckons to him before entering a Chinese lantern bus. The woman in the dream turns out to be Amaryllis in real-life. Amaryllis is able to draw people into her dreams and they dream the same dream together. Unfortunately in the awake world parts of the dream crossover and become reality. Similarly past experiences occur hauntingly in the conjured up dream. Peter meets Amaryllis by strange psychic co-incidence. She teaches Peter how to pull her into her dreams and they begin a weird reality shifted journey together.
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A weird and wonderful psychic tale that shifts reality creating a dream world which is alive.

The review of this Book prepared by John Marcel

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   dimension travel--general Romance    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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