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The Serpent Club Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Serpent Club

The book is about a journalist who is writing articles about the death of a teenager. He becomes very involved and finds clues the police have missed. The girl was about 13 and her mother was involved with a politician. He has a very strong influence on the town, so he and his son can get away with anything even murder! You get to follow the reporter through all of the events leading to his discovery of the murder and travel around California.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   "All in the family" murder    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   rape (yeech!)    -   bestiality (baaa!) Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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