Lullaby Book Summary and Study Guide

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Lullabye is quite simply about the power of sound. Investigative reporter Carl Streator discovers a poem out of Africa that has the power to make you sleep...forever. This culling song as it is called is in a children's book and now Streator must race to try and destroy all copies before it falls into the wrong hands.
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The review of this Book prepared by Joseph Demarco

What would you do if you held death in your hand? Who would you kill, if anyone? And what if you had, inadvertantly used this power to kill your family? Carl Streator is holding death, and he's not quite sure how to handle it. After accidentily killing his family with the mysterious culling song, Carl goes on a crusade to find and destroy every copy ever printed. He joins up with Helen Hoover Boyle, a real estate agent who sells haunted houses, her secretary Mona Sabbat, a Wiccan with a purpose, and Mona's angst-ridden boyfriend, Oyster. Lullaby is eerie and questioning...
The review of this Book prepared by Colleen

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 25%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 15%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the inanimate object chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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