The Cosmic Puppets Book Summary and Study Guide

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Ted Barton returns to his hometown only to find it very much changed. He then gets into battles with huge mountain-high beings who represent the forces of good and bad in the universe. Through his mind he can control some of the town and change it back the way it was when he lived there. His wife meanwhile thinks he's crazy and leaves him. Ted befriends some kids in the town who turn out to have magical powers. The book has themes that the author used in much of his other work. There are spiritual and religious overtones throughout and a titanic struggle for control at the end.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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