Not Now: Death, Dreams & Reasons for Living Book Summary and Study Guide

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Within the supreme Space civilisation a young poet, Okinwe Orbinson, is recruited by a mysterious stranger who, swearing him to secrecy, deposits him on a planet where he is to attempt a solution to an epidemic of suicide among a race of telepathic people. Okinwe Orbinson witnesses three graphic suicides and retreats to a lakeside, where he falls in love. And slowly, piece by piece, he finds the solution to the suicides.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone Romance    -   Yes Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Forests Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   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?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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