|Plot Summary of Way of the Gun|
|"Mike Hammer sets out to find the murderer of his best friend. Hammer is a private investigator with many lovers. Hammer tracks the killer down. Spillane books have a great tone for the times and description of language/slang. "
Daniela Lo Presti, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Way of the Gun|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
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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