|Plot Summary of Bird's Eye View|
Fritz Tullis is a likable guy, but he thinks independently from the rest of the world. He has the world by the tail, but he keeps stepping out to the edge. When events in his life finally spin out of control,however, Fritz decides to go back home (his mother owns property in So. Md) to lick his wounds.
Our besotted hero erects a make-shift shack, so he can watch the birds and take pictures, while he feels sorry for himself. One picture-taking night, he sees more than wildlife. Across the waterway, on his neighbor's land, he takes a picture of a murder.
Fritz would like to forget the images portrayed in the death picture, but his curiosity won't let him rest. He decides that it won't hurt to just find out the identity of the victim and his killer. As he pieces together the identities, he's plunged into an outcome that may be more than he can handle. In the process, he has to face himself, and the character traits that always get him into unsettling, and now, dangerous situations.
This synopsis report prepared by Dorothy Halligan
|Chapter Analysis of Bird's Eye View|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
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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