|Plot Summary of Spirits of the Once Walking|
AMF Limited, 2002, 294 pp.
Randolph Boodles is the owner and manager of Choices, a rehab center for alcoholics and drug addicts. He is also a hard core drug addict who abuses his wife and children, and rapes the children in his program. As relaxation, Randolph enjoys trolling for someone to rape and kill which is how he met Kandle. He offers her a lift in his slick Jaguar and she accepts but it isn't long before she realizes he is going to hurt her. She bails out at an abandoned car junkyard.
She meets Elsie Sanders who relishes freedom after being kept in jail awaiting trial for murder in which the jury found her not guilty. The media dubbed her as Avenger- Woman. Elsie is able to chase Randall away but he is not through with either woman or the friends of the Avenger. He rapes Kandle in a cemetery and attacks Elise's friend Mary. He stalks them until Elise decides to uncover his identity to keep she and her friends safe.
The protagonist is a strong-willed woman who is determined never to be a victim. She realizes that in a violent society sometimes vigilante justice is the only recourse to get the vermin off the street.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Spirits of the Once Walking|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- stalking/killing innocents
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- champion of justice
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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