|Plot Summary of Rose Madder|
|"After a decade and a half of abuse and torture by her sadistic policeman husband, Rose Daniels makes a desperate bid for freedom and runs halfway across America to escape.
Frightened and broke, she attempts to forge a knew life for herself in a major mid-western city. And for a while it appears that she is succeeding, but deep down in her consciousness she is still fearful, plagued by the knowledge that Norman, the monster she is trying to escape, will never stop looking for her. And she knows that if he finds her he will want to talk to her "up close" and personal. An exciting psychological thriller with more than a pinch of the macabre thrown in for seasoning."
Bill Brumlow, Resident Scholar
|"This horror story is all about a cop-husband, Norman, who is a REAL MONSTER to his wife, and then to others. Rosie has tolerated his abuse for 14 years, and she has had it. She needs to escape and she does just that, taking Norman's ATM card with her, and fetching the nearest taxi. She draws money out of his account to pull her through, (a few hundred dollars), and trashes the ATM card after. She ends up 750 miles away from home in a resort for battered women. When Norman discovers her disappearance, he comes after her, picking up clues from the trashed ATM card someone located.
He tracks her down, and poor Rosie, who has felt safe for the first time in years, suddenly doesn't anymore. She feels that Norman is after her somehow, and she's right!"
Boppy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Rose Madder|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- hunted by BAD vigilante getting revenge
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by dangerous boy/girlfriend/spouse
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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