The Deviant Book Summary and Study Guide

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    Raymond Spinner has a dual personality. At first the reader is not sure how far his alter ego will go, but then strange things began to happen to Raymond. He's doing things that he's not aware of and then his split personality convinces him that they must kill in order to make his dream come true. His dream being to write an amazing new novel that the world is drooling over. He wants to become a success again and to him that means killing, starting with a hooker he was once involved with.
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    He must now cover his steps in the first murder, making him frame his ex-girlfriend and then in time, killing her too, making it look like a suicide. The detectives on the case aren't fooled and begin digging deeper into Raymond Spinner's life. That's when he decides to make it personal with Detective Mallory Sommers. His first move, to kill her lover and partner, sending her into a predator state...her prey being Raymond Spinner, who has now become Edgar, a stone-cold killer.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%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:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill    -   Cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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