|Plot Summary of The Golden Gizmo|
THE GOLDEN GIZMO is a novel written by Jim Thompson in 1954.
Los Angeles. Todd Kent is unhappily married to Elaine, a dominative and alcoholic woman. His job consists in trying to buy at a low price from naive people golden objects he delivers to Milt, a small businessman. One evening, Todd remarks that he has involuntarily stolen a golden watch from his last client Mr. Alvarado. The next day, he finds his wife Elaine strangled in their hotel room and the watch has disappeared. Todd is going to have a hard time searching for his wife's murderer in the circle of gold traffickers.
A very weak effort of the american master.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniel Staebler
|Chapter Analysis of The Golden Gizmo|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
The crook is....
- Get treasure/money from another criminal
- commit white collar fraud or con
- vigilante getting revenge
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
General Crime (including known murderer)
- Los Angeles
- rude people
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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