|Plot Summary of The Girls He Adored|
Max is a sociopathic killer, with multiple personalities. He meets Dr. Irene Coogan, a psychiarist, in prison where he is being held for murder. Max has a taste for strawberry blondes and notices Irene's natural haircolor.
He kidnaps her and takes her to his farm in the mountains which he shares with Ms. Miller...his former teacher, lover and current controller. Ms. Miller and Max share a past that drives him to kill young women with strawberry blonde hair.
On their trail is Special Agent E.L. Pender, a washed up has been with the FBI who is trying to make it to retirement. The chase sends Agent Pender around the country to try and solve the biggeest case of his career and rescue Irene before she dies.
This synopsis report prepared by Andrea Barnes
Pocket, Jan 2001, 24.95, 336 pp.
In Monterey County, Psychiatrist Dr. Irene Cogan met Max for the first when she interviewed him in jail. Max was arrested after the police found a disemboweled woman occupying the passenger seat of his car. Max knows the psychiatric drill as if he himself is a doctor and is quite the mimic, imitating Irene on first contact as if he knew her all her life. Irene finds the charming Max fascinating even as she recognizes he suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
FBI agent Pender believes Max is his ?Casey?, a serial killer murdering strawberry blondes over the past few years. Max pulls off the impossible and manages to escape from his maximum-security cell, abducting Irene in the process. Pender follows Max to a remote Oregon farm where his worst nightmare begins.
Lector fans will enjoy THE GIRLS HE ADORED a novel that shows how much Jonathan Nasaw adores Hannibal. The story line is exciting and Max engages the audience in a morbid, but appealing way that somehow horrifies the reader for being attracted to a monster. Mr. Nasaw clearly pays tribute to Harris yet fans of serial killers will read this novel on its own merit.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of The Girls He Adored|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 25%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 25%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
The crook is....
- stalking/killing innocents
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
- escape/deal with prison
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
Unusual forms of death
- rough sex
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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