|Plot Summary of Dhalgren|
The character, Kid, is crazy. Yet, somehow, he manages to write a book, become a gangleader, all while living inside of a city that exists outside of time and space. Kid's madness strains his relationship with his female lover Lanya and with his male lover.
This synopsis report prepared by Cecil Washington
|Chapter Analysis of Dhalgren|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- surviving a post environmental/nuclear disaster
- mental illness/nutsophrenia
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Really unusual traits?
- Super genius
- 20th century
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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