|Plot Summary of The Long Habit of Living|
In the future, only the super rich can afford to keep back the grim reaper through the stileman process. Some of these "Stileman Immortals" want to take over the world, but first have to kill Dallas Bar and Maria Marconi, who know about their plans. Very fun, good science fiction with lots of fun sci-fi toys and some funny social sideswipes.
This synopsis report prepared by Andrew Banks
|Chapter Analysis of The Long Habit of Living|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- unraveling a conspiracy
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
- Planet surface, need spacesuit
- Space, need spacesuit
- medium future 22-24th century
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- empty, or nearly empty world
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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