|Plot Summary of The Intruder|
Manhattan lawyer Jacob Schiff thought he had finally had it all. His wife, Dana and son, Alex live with him in an expensively furnished town house. Dana, a psychiatric social worker interviews a new patient, John Gates. Gates, now a homeless man, developes a strange infatuation with his new social worker, and begins to stalk Dana and her family. John becomes increasingly violent with the Schiffs. Jacob tries conventional methods to rid his family of this dangerous menace, but all attempts fail. At his final straw, Jake takes his protective measures one step further in the subway tunnels. Here, someone is murdered and Jake finds himself needing one of his own kind, an attorney.
This synopsis report prepared by Tracey Ray
This book is about a man that becomes obsessed with a homeless man that
has threatened his family. The man then decides to take matters into his
own hands and this is where the story truly takes off. The lawyer in the
book commits a violent crime and then has to deal with the ramifications
of that by dealing with the true intruder in his life.
This synopsis report prepared by Joe McDonald
|Chapter Analysis of The Intruder|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- vigilante getting revenge
General Crime (including known murderer)
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- a lawyer creature
- Cynical or arrogant
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
Unusual forms of death
- run over
- 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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