|Plot Summary of Dream-Dust Parasites|
The Year is 2011 and Samuel Elmsmore is adrift in the universe. After a series of breakdowns he awakens as a virtual prisoner in a hostel for the mentally ill. He's estranged from his family and friends, and is jobless after an unfortunate incident with an axe. He's lost much of his memory and sense of identity and is about to learn that the government is monitoring him as a suspected terrorist.
As he wanders the streets of a vast metropolis, the ghouls of his past start to merge with the nightmare creatures of a society turned predatory. He encounters a surreal band of activists, musicians and street-people. Among them is Annie, a stange woman who seems to know everything about everybody. Does she hold the key to his past?
In Dream-Dust Parasites, Ian Hobson has written a fast-paced novel for the end-time of the species. His characters are cynical of utopian solutions and haunted, at every turn, by the vertigo that typifies post-millennium life.
This synopsis report prepared by Sue Irvine
|Chapter Analysis of Dream-Dust Parasites|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- computer programmer
- Domed/Underground City
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- use of artificial tools
- actual description of sex
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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