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Child of Rage Book Review Summary

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CHILD OF RAGE, the last novel of Jim Thompson, has been first published in 1972.

Allen is an 18 years old black boy brought up by his white mother alone. Blaming Allen for her situation, she uses to molest him sexually. The boy, who's got a very high I.Q., has become angry and terribly cynical over the years. In his new school, he meets a family of the black NYC bourgeoisie and imagines a scheme in order to take revenge on the members of this family for the problems he's experiencing. Unable to get sexually involved with young girls, Allen enjoys humiliating them. At last, he will find a way to get even with his mother and also with the school director who gets on his nerves because he's unable to understand Allen's intellectual superiority.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   molestation Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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