Hours Book Summary and Study Guide

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The term 'page turner' gets overused to the point that it has lost it's meaning. However, take that expression literally and it applies to 24 Hours. This is one of the fastest reads I have ever had. The book moves along at a frantic pace and just pulls you along with it.
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As the title suggests the events in the book only span 1 day, but in those 24 hours you learn about every chracter and are involved in the events they are involved in intimately.

If you like good suspense and a fast read then this is the book for you. As usual Greg has come out with something original, and something disimilar to his previous works but he shows that he is a good storyteller and that is what is important. It is disturbing at times, but I think everyone will enjoy this book.

The review of this Book prepared by James Lancaster

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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