|Plot Summary of The Bookman's Wake|
Retired ex-cop Cliff Janeway is residing in Denver and contentedly living his dream as a rare and used bookseller when a former colleague turned PI offers him an easy $5000 to bring back a young female fugitive and deliver her to a bondsman in Taos.
The girl is wanted for assault and burglary, including the possible theft of a rare and precious copy of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven", crafted by the mysterious genius behind the Grayson Press. Irresistibly drawn, Janeway locates his target, the improbably named Eleanor Rigby in Seattle, only to find himself siding with the lonely bibliophile, and together they hunt for the man who is systematically killing rare book collectors, all the while eluding a particularly nasty hired thug. When Eleanor disappears, Janeway must find her before the killer does, an endeavor which takes him into the sometimes dark and dusty corners of fraud and violence that can fill the world of wealthy collectors and rare book dealers.
This synopsis report prepared by Gerrian Walsh
|Chapter Analysis of The Bookman's Wake|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
- librarian or superKlausner
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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