Nerves Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Nerves

National Atomics is trying to develop a heavy isotope to use for clearing boll weevils from farmland in order to get the help of a politician in preventing congressional action to move atomic plants at least fifty miles away from cities. Their engineer, Jorgenson, has an untested process which gets out of control when he begins to implement it, causing a horrific atomic accident threatening to become even a worse disaster be producing the dreaded Mahler's Isotope. Jorgenson, crazed with his own importance is hurt in the accident and it is up to the company medic, Doc Ferrel and the rest of his medical team to save him so that pehaps he can control the atomic reaction and prevent disaster.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein

Chapter Analysis of Nerves

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   preventing/surviving an ecological disaster Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   power source Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   mental illness/nutsophrenia Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Nerves

Lester Del Rey Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian