|Plot Summary of Monday Begins on Saturday|
A computer programmer is hired by a research institution, but soon realizes that it is not a typical place. In fact most of the people there are either magicians or characters from various mythologies or fairy tales. The book is divided into three different parts, each focusing on one event/time period.
This synopsis report prepared by irina
MONDAY BEGINS ON SATURDAY is a book published in 1966 in the former U.S.S.R.
Siberia. Privalov, a computer programmer, is hired by the local branch of the Russian Science Institute. He soon understands that the people working with him are more magicians than scientists. Furthermore, characters coming straight from the western mythology or fairy tales are wandering in the building. Trying to apply scientific formulas on irrational events seems to be the main occupation of everybody.
A classic of european science-fiction.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniel Staebler
|Chapter Analysis of Monday Begins on Saturday|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 60%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
- search for identity/new understanding
- computer programmer
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- an average amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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