The Mercenary Book Summary and Study Guide

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The main character is a mercenary, and so he fights. Theres no clear right or wrong side, and nobody is really fighting for anything in particular, so you find yourself not even caring who wins or looses. The female lead is named "Glenda Ruth Horton", so i feel sorry for her. I think the book was written more to make a political statement about internationalism then an interesting story, frankly.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story War or Invasion    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   40's-50's


Terrain    -   Mountains Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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