|Plot Summary of Muse|
Johanna meets Matt. They go to Maine for the winter. She finds out his secrets. Johanna gets the last laugh.Matt Loses his head. Johanna writer a best seller.
This synopsis report prepared by BETH ANDREWS
The premise of MUSE is intriguing,that of a woman in love with a successful author who is actually a seriel killer, but unfortunately very predictable. The back cover essentially tells you the entire story, even though the progress of the book tries to tell you otherwise. Much of the action is repetitive as is the storyline. The very ending, I must admit, was an incredible twist, but a little to easy for the author. I would recommend this book only if you had nothing else to read, and you were interested in a MISERY rip off.
This synopsis report prepared by Anthony
|Chapter Analysis of Muse|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- cooped up in spooky house
- solving long-past murder
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by dangerous boy/girlfriend/spouse
- Mentally ill
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
- New York
Small town people:
- dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
- descript. of male nudity
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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