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Look to Windward Book Review Summary

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One culture tries to impose its will on another culture, with disastrous results.
The review of this Book prepared by Charles Smyth








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 80% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City    -   Asteroid Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship    -   alien spaceship    -   a space station    -   futuristic human freighter/transport    -   really, really giant spaceship/station Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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