|Plot Summary of A Little Yellow Dog|
Easy Rawlins has taken a job as head custodian in a Los Angeles school. A black teacher asks him to take care of her dog, because she is having trouble with her husband. When her husband's twin brother turns up dead on school property, Easy tries to find out what happened, only to discover that her husband has been shot as well and the teacher has disappeared. The police suspect that he is involved, and he feels that he must find out what really happened to protect himself. The teacher gets in touch with him, but she gets killed while trying to recover some things she left with a girl friend.
Easy discovers that one of the twins had been involved with heroin smuggling, and that the girl friend was involved. The last shipment of drugs is missing, and the gangster for whom it was intended is threatening to kill her. Easy decides to try to return the drugs in order to appease the gangster. In the process his best friend is shot, but Easy manages to solve the murders.
This synopsis report prepared by Jack Goodstein
|Chapter Analysis of A Little Yellow Dog|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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