Last Things Book Summary and Study Guide

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Plume, Oct 2003, 14.00, 322 pp.
ISBN: 0452284635

Gilmore, Texas residents are becoming concerned with the weird events including the abnormal weather that seems to have engulfed the town. Scarecrows containing the rotted animals have begun to appear. When a child vanishes, the townsfolk become divided.
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Loner Luther Hazlitt, accompanied by his dog Yurang, obtains the help of Agnes Peeler. They plan to catch the culprit behind the weirdness. Deputy Sheriff Willis Beagle joins the team, but none of them know what they plan to trap.

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Chapter Analysis of Last Things

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the witch chased me on her broomstick!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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