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Every Dead Thing Book Review Summary

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Charlie Parker was a cop who quit the force following the brutal murder of his wife and child by a sadistic serial killer. He is distracted from his grief when he beomes involved in a gangland killing and the disappearance of a young woman. Then he receives a phone call from someone claiming to be the murderer of his family...
The review of this Book prepared by Stephen Coombs








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   Big focus on forensic evidence    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   New Orleans Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   fright    -   rough sex    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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