The Bad Place Book Summary and Study Guide

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Frank Pollard thinks he could be crazy, but more than that, fears he may be in danger. He has awakened once again to find his hands covered in blood. Each time he wakes he returns with strange objects in his hands and pockets. He is desperate and seeks the help of husband-and-wife detective team Bobby and Julie Dakota. They probe deeply to discover horrifying secrets about Frank's family. It is because of these appalling atrocities that Frank, and now, Bobby and Julie are being hunted down.
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The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

One of my fav's from Koontz.Intreaging story,hard to figure out the reason behind villans rage.Main people are very easy to like and care about.Villan is nasty.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Masterson

Frank Pollard wakes up in an alley and has no clue where he has come from, but people are chasing him. Fireflies in a sandstorm? Meanwhile, Bobby and Julie are investigators caught up in trying to nab a hacker, Rasmussen, who has broken into a computer firm and is stealing their files. Only thing: Rasmussen has something surprising in for the two awaiting investigators. And then there's Candy, by far the most interesting character in the book...
The review of this Book prepared by Ken Lundgren

Frank can't remember who he is or where he's from. He does know that he is being chased, and when he's caught, it will kill him. He seeks the help of a private investigator team, husband and wife. Together, they are drawn into a whirlwind of murder, lies, and revenge. The cause: something terrible in Frank's past that threatens the future of all.
The review of this Book prepared by J. E. Deaver

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Plot & Themes

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    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Amnesia story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   teleportation


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Pacific NW    -   California

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 Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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