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THE HOLLOW MAN is a novel published in 1992.

Jeremy Bremen is a mathematician married to Gail. Both are telepaths and Jeremy is trying to put into equations this unique phenomena. When Gail dies from a brain tumor, Jeremy who will have to defend himself against the mob, a serial-killer and the urge to leave this world in order to rejoin his wife in death.
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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 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   telepath (scifi) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with mental/magical powers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   can read emotions Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   quite a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of private male anat.    -   descript. of non-breast female anat. How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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