Langoliers Book Summary and Study Guide

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Group of people on an airplane find themselves alone in a strange place on earth. They are trying to understand where they are and later find out that they went back in time. Ugly monsters, the Langoliers attack them in their way to "eat" the past. The people find their way back through the hole in the time matter and appear in the present.
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The review of this Book prepared by irina

This is a very interesting story about an airliner load of people that wake up in a different world! Follow along in the mystery and suspense as they search for the truth and try to get back to real life! An all around pretty good book. Found as a 250 page story in "Four Past Midnight" available at bookstores.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a kid    -   40's-50's If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   can read emotions


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   description of breasts How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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