Birdman Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jack Caffery is a hardened policeman who can track down merciless killers, but can't say goodbye to the woman he no longer loves.
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So when five bodies are discovered in various stages of decay, Jack throws himself into the case, hoping to forget his girlfriend, Victoria.

Haunted by the disapearance of his older brother, Ewan, when they were just children, Jack has never stopped looking for him.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Murder of certain profession?    -   lawmen Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, British Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   rape (yeech!)

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