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A Sea Of Troubles Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of A Sea Of Troubles

Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura investigates the murder of two fishermen on the island of Pellestrina. His task is made doubly difficult by the islanders' code of silence.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Hispanic

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   lost at sea    -   drowning Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   food/shelter preoccupation    -   on vacation Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Unusual forms of death    -   drowned    -   impaled    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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