|Plot Summary of The 51st and 52nd States|
This books informs the readers of the existance of two additional economic states. The reader is then informed of the states, informed of the rules and regulations that exist in the states, and then described the tensions that exist between the residents of the states whom are economic rivals of each other. The basic reason for the rivalry is that group one (know as Spers) needs group two (known as Povs) to suffer economically in order for their group to thrive. The Povs know this and can't stand it and they scheme none-stop to figure ways to break free and become equal to Spers. And likewise - the Spers know that Povs want to be equal and so they devise greater counter schemes to block the Povs attempts to break free. And then, when you didn't think things could get any better - the author places you into this society and dares you to embrace your role.
This synopsis report prepared by Carey Miller
|Chapter Analysis of The 51st and 52nd States|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 70%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- alternate history
Repressive society story
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one culture tries to impose its culture on another group
Intense exploration of society's culture?
Who's a slave/repressed?
- humans are slaves of other humans
- blue collar worker
- Domed/Underground City
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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