|Plot Summary of The Rule of Four|
This is a suspense novel about a Princeton student, Tom Sullivan, who is coming of age with his three college friends. As they all complete their senior thesis, Tom must face his past and the death of his father. Paul Harris, Tom's roommate is a brilliant senior who is on the verge of solving a 500 year old riddle written in a book called the Hypnerotomachia. Paul is solving the book's riddles and is on the verge of uncovering some of the world's yet unknow Renaissance treasure. Tom must help Paul solve the mysteries hidden in the book because Tom's father devoted his life to investigating the same book before his tragic death. Mysterious deaths and threats dog the students as they race to solve the riddles hidden within the book before they become victims to the book's allure and tragic ending. The story take place within the tradition rich Princeton campus but also within the beauty and wisdom of the Renaissance era.
This synopsis report prepared by Jerry Naradzay
|Chapter Analysis of The Rule of Four|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for gems/treasure/money
General Crime (including known murderer)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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