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The Keep Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Keep

The Keep is a little fortress in Europe that has been uninhabited, but under regular maintenance for centuries. When the Nazis take over the town, they try to inhabit the Keep, despite warnings from local villagers. They soon find out that something is "eating the men" as corpse after corpse turns up in the morning, impaled. The soldiers look to an elderly man and his daughter to find out if ancient lore of the mysterious keep are indeed, true.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   19th century Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar Ethnicity/Race    -   Religious Jew

Setting

Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Unusual forms of death    -   impaled Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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