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Contact Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Contact

A message came from the stars and scientists are building a machine following the sent instructions
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Aspiring scientist receives high-tech code believed to be from outer space, but coming from a different source. Later made into a superb film starring Jodie Foster.
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Chapter Analysis of Contact

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s) Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Inventing-of-item story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Water Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation    -   quite a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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