Ghosts Book Summary and Study Guide

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An academy Award winning actress seeks peace on Nantucket Island. Her desire to recover from the excess of the Hollywood machine leads her to buy a house with buried secrets. When people turn up dead on the island and the standard explainations just don't suffice the local, cynnical detective tries some non-standard ways to uncover the reason why the people and sometimes animals are being killed with overwhelming intensity.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the ghost chased me!

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on    -   drowning Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation    -   Atlantic Ocean Island

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of male nudity A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   drowned    -   decapitated Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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