|Plot Summary of The Art of Breaking Glass|
Bill Kaiser is a man on a mission. He's a computer genius bent on saving the historic Carnegie-Hayden Library-Lyceum from being converted into America's first privately-owned prison. Bill is arrested while breaking into the home of Senator Arvin Baker, the man behind the plan to sell the building to industrialist Edward Mackinnon.
Faking insanity, Bill is sent to the psychiatric ward at Bellevue Hospital, where he forms a friendship with Sharon Blautner, a nurse at the hospital. When Bill dupes Sharon into bringing him a "care package" and then blows up half of the prison ward in his escape, she is, at first, suspected of being his accomplice.
But when Senator Baker's computer explodes, taking the senator and his family with it, Sharon is enlisted to help the police and the FBI apprehend Bill, who is now targeting Edward Mackinnon and has snatched the man's son and his $52 million Van Gogh and threatens to destroy both if Mackinnon does not obey his commands and transform the Carnegie-Hayden into a library/daycare/theater...
This synopsis report prepared by James Craver
|Chapter Analysis of The Art of Breaking Glass|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- on the run from the law
- high tech/computer crime
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
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
Unusual forms of death
- exploded into bits
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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