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Monday Begins on Saturday Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis 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.
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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 report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

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 Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding

Main Character

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

Setting

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

Writing Style

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

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