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Girlfriend In A Coma Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Girlfriend In A Coma

Richard's 80's time capsule of post high-school love for his girlfriend Karen is shattered by Karen's coma and more vitally, the End of The World As We Know It. The hyper scary post-apocalyptic experience of Karen, himself and his friends, those 'left behind'- with all the responsibility and power that involves - is where the real search for meaning and truth occurs, aided by their late friend Jared, with great philosophy and spiritual soul-searching.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Family, caring for ill    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   lover because he/she is    -   basically "out of it" Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)    -   nature of existence (heavy philosophy) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Brain/Body disability?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   parachuting w/o parachute Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   stranded City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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