|Plot Summary of The Lathe of Heaven|
George Orr, a perfect cipher, the ultimately average man, has effective dreams - dreams that change reality. This is a nightmare; these are real dreams - he does not control them or their content, and they answer his unconscious and subconscious desires, not his waking wishes. Orr lives in terror of his dreams. His efforts to stop them send him into the care of Dr. Haber, a psychiatrist who has a machine that can monitor and guide dreams, and who has no compunction at all about altering reality. It becomes a battle of wills - the overbearing doctor against the meek dreamer - in which Orr is incredibly overmatched. He does, however, have a secret, one that he can use to save himself and the world, if he can understand it in time.
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|Chapter Analysis of The Lathe of Heaven|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 50%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Mental/magical powers focus
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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