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That Old Ace in the Hole Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of That Old Ace in the Hole

Bob Dollar, who's been raised by a poor but loving uncle, is on his own for the first time, working for a disreputable real estate company. The company sends Bob to a small town in the Texas Panhandle to sweettalk landowners out of their property so that it can be converted into hog farms.

Our hero's first step is to rent living quarters from a talkative woman who fills him in on the history of the area and introduces him to some of the neighbors. Bob also moonlights as a short-order cook in a local cafe, where he meets several other townsfolk, many of whom are iconoclastic and/or irrascible. Thanks to his knowledge of the town's past and his interactions with the residents, Bob eventually discovers what he really wants to do with his life.
This report prepared by Elana Starr








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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