The Tommyknockers Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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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.
The review of this Book 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.
The review of this Book prepared by Erika Michelle

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Plot & Themes

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    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the bodysnatchers are coming!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading    -   mind control Really unusual traits?    -   Mentally ill or deluded


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century Spaceship setting:    -   alien spaceship    -   really, really giant spaceship/station Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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