|Plot Summary of Tokyo Suckerpunch|
This is the first of the Billy Chaka series of novels. Billy is the ace reporter of "Youth in Asia", Cleveland's hottest-selling Asian teen magazine. Billy has come to Tokyo to cover the 19 and Under Handicapped Martial Arts Championship, and to meet his friend and B-Movie director, Sato Migusho. When Sato is found murdered, Billy takes it upon himself to find the killer.
This starts a whirlwind of events, as Billy finds himself brawling with Yakuza mobsters, chasing geisha through the streets of Tokyo, duking it out in an upscale corporate sex club, and racing through the streets of Tokyo on a stolen motorcycle.
This fast-paced story takes the story from the glitz of Tokyo's Ginza, to the sex-club laced streets of Kabuki-cho. The hero is cynical yet sensitive, and has a full arsenal of martial arts moves.
This synopsis report prepared by Glenn Yatabe
|Chapter Analysis of Tokyo Suckerpunch|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
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?
- nearly 100%
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
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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