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When a young writer and his wife buy a home in a planned community, they soon realize that their dream house is a nightmare. The homeowners' association, a mysterious and creepy group of old men, continually change the rules and murder those who break them. The people in the nearby town shun those who live in the fenced-in complex, fearful of the residents and their homeowners' association. When friends arrive to lend a helping hand, they turn up missing--or dead. The mystery is finally cleared up, as the association prepare to kill those who would defy it in a bitter, violent contest in which the only rule is to kill or be killed.
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The review of this Book prepared by Gary Pullman

Barry and Maureen have bought a new house in a gated community. Something they didn't think they would ever do, but how bad could it be. The association is there to protect their community. Well Barry and Maureen soon find out that the association is more involved with their personal life then anyone would have thought possable. Their friends can't visit without approval. They can't make any changes to their property. They can't even have sex without being watched. If they do something the Association does not approve they are fined a huge amount of money. Once in debt they can't even leave. The Association makes sure their rules are followed by rude punishments. Barry and Maureen don't know which of the neighbors to trust either. They begin to wonder if they will ever get out of this mess alive.
The review of this Book prepared by Sherrie L. Jones

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil corporation/billionaire

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights    -   run over    -   decapitated    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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