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Cry the Night Book Review Summary

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The novel begins in the past, at a remote creek on the edge of the wilderness, where the body of a murdered ten-year-old girl is found.

The story shifts to the present, with four young men and one teenage girl deciding to explore the rugged ridges, valleys and caves in the vicinity of a large cattle property at which they are staying. The bushwalkers unwittingly enter the territory which a psychopath believes to be his, and in the heart of a hidden valley, they make an horrific discovery. From then on they are engrossed in a struggle for survival, with each being forced to face their deepest fears, being pitted against the extremely difficult terrain at night, as well as the relentless hunter - a demented serial killer who lives in a world of delusion and sexual darkness.
This report prepared by Glenn Miller








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   stranded    -   surviving elements in wilderness Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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