Muse of Art - Geodyssey 4 Book Summary and Study Guide

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    "Muse of Art" is the fourth book in Piers Anthony's wonderful Geodessy collection. It is a journey throughout time, following the lives of six individuals who discover themselves and each other through romance. From prehistoric man to the near future, Anthony weaves a disturbing tapestry of where humanity is headed.
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    Each chapter represents one of the arts, from seduction to war to irony. Anthony combines fact with fiction, as the characters grow and change throughout time. Each chapter begins and ends with a factual description of the era, the place, and the events that occur. A fantastic book that every reader should journey through.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   alternate history Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs    -   fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission    -   destined love (dream or prediction) War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   19th century    -   18th century    -   17th century    -   general past    -   dinosaur times    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of private male anat.    -   descript. of non-breast female anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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