|Plot Summary of Southern Discomfort|
In a small town full of sexist men, women are trying to prove themselves by building homes (without the help of men) for single mothers and other women in need. When a man know for his sexual promiscuity is found dead, and a girl is suspected of being raped, Judge Deborah Kezzie finds these atrocities are rather close to home: the girl is her niece Annie Sue, and the man is the married lover of Annie Sue's best friend. When Deborah's brother gets hospitalized for a heart attack and is found to have arsenic poisoning, the Judge, Annie Sue and her friends are suspected.
This synopsis report prepared by Corrie Meise-Munns
|Chapter Analysis of Southern Discomfort|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- minority/women/homosexual issues
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- a lawyer creature
- Deep South
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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).
Use our site!
Search for your favorite town
Our Chief Librarian