|Plot Summary of The Tommyknockers|
When Bobbi Anderson finds a strange metal disc in the ground, she starts to notice she can think clearer and has been given certain supernatural abilities. Especially when it comes to building and creating things. As she begins to excavate this massive disc made of an unearthly metal, stranger things begin to happen; kids begin to disappear, people commit suicide, and the town seems as if it's under a spell.
Before long these somethings, which are never really explained have taken control of the small town of Haven. Are they Alien Ghosts? The only man whose seems immune to the mind control is Jim Gardener an alcoholic poet with a metal plate in his head who seems to be the only one capable of stopping these invisible body snatchers.
This synopsis report prepared by Joseph DeMarco
Main character is driven over the edge by a "force" that communicates with her through her mind. This force takes over the entire town. All except the main character's boyfriend. He is not affected by the Tommyknockers because he has a metal plate in his head. He sees the town going crazy, working on thier "project" in the woods. Very strange yet gripping novel.
This synopsis report prepared by Erika Michelle
|Chapter Analysis of The Tommyknockers|
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
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
- the bodysnatchers are coming!
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- mind control
Really unusual traits?
- Mentally ill or deluded
- 20th century
- alien spaceship
- really, really giant spaceship/station
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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