|Plot Summary of Dr. Bloodmoney|
Seven years after nuclear war destroyed much of society in 1981, people are scrabbling to survive in the Bay Area. Bonny Keller is a somewhat promiscuous married woman in the West Marin community, whose daughter Edie keeps referring to her "invisible" brother Bill, and is friends with Bruno Bluthgeld (German for "Bloodmoney"), the physicist everyone blames for the world's woes. He's now pretending to be "Jack Tree," a sheep farmer. The community is kept going technically by Hoppy Harrington, a young armless and legless wonder who has managed to improve on the artificial limbs and cart the government originally fitted him with, and is secretly planning to take over the satellite containing Walter Dangerfield, who broadcasts music and reads aloud to the world below after being trapped in orbit on his way to Mars when the war broke out.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of Dr. Bloodmoney|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- surviving a post environmental/nuclear disaster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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