Killing Time Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the oncoming future, Historian and best-selling writer Gideon Wolfe learns that the assassination of President Emily Forrester five years ago was digitally altered to trick the public. The widely viewed web page containing the killing is very popular but has split an already divided nation further. Gideon tries to prove his resolution only to meet a group of scientists and military experts who were the professional manipulators behind much of the official public misinformation floating on the Net. Now they fear their web of lies and deceit has released the nuclear genie in a bottle and unless they can rebottle it, Armageddon and destruction will follow. This is a great story that can breathe life into any forray of reading. The concept of KILLING TIME is brilliant, ingenious and creative, with the Internet serving as an information source that contains many misleading items and outright lies that seem veracious. The description of the future world and the players surfing the Internet are intelligently described and provides the entertainment that makes Caleb Carr's dark tale worth reading by futurologists. This is suspenseful and worthy of any student of computers or technology. I highly recommend it.
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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 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Time/era of story:    -   near future Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminal's rise in a crime organization Crime Thriller    -   Yes Search for technology?    -   state secrets

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Unusual forms of death    -   run over    -   biohazard/virus Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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