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Candle Book Review Summary

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The main character hunts down using high tech equipment a man that has unplugged from a colllectivist net that uses technology to control your thoughts and emotions. The hunter becomes a captive of the hunted. And his prey must decide what to do with him.
The review of this Book prepared by Lowell Berman








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your mind    -   controls your sex Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with mental/magical powers    -   change of heart Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character    -   Under control of microchip or drug Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons Who's a slave/repressed?    -   humans are slaves of other humans

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   40's-50's Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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