Santiago Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Songbird is a bounty hunter who is hunting a pirate/criminal known as Santiago. He goes from contact to contact trying to find information leading to Santiago, and meets a lot of colorful characters including the Swagman, a thief, Virtue MacKenzie, a journalist with no ethics, and other competing bounty hunters and well as other petty criminals and thieves. But when he finally finds Santiago, he realizes that Santiago is actually a good person and he fights to defend him from a particularly sinister bounty hunter named the Angel.
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Best part of story, including ending: I liked the cynical, witty back and forth dialogue

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding a killer (criminal)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   bounty hunter Age:    -   40's-50's Really unusual traits?    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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