|Plot Summary of Ghost Story|
Ghost Story is a complex book with a complicated plot and is written in a style that is not conducive to easy reading. It is filled with drawn-out complex sentences that sometimes make the reading a chore. But Ghost Story is worth the effort and concentration. Filled with vampire-like creatures and were-wolf types as well as an astoundingly elusive creature which may or may not be a ghost, Peter Straubs tale of the Chowder Society and what befalls them is one fine Gothic horror story.
This synopsis report prepared by Bill Brumlow
|Chapter Analysis of Ghost Story|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- cooped up in spooky house
- butler provides unemotional service
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the ghost chased me!
- Deep South
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
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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