|Plot Summary of Burmese Days|
Burmese Days is the presumably semi-autobiographical story of John Flory, a British expatriate with a disfiguring facial birthmark who oversees timber camps in remote Kyauktada, Burma. Flory is a weak and lonely man who retreats to the European Club for drink and the questionable companionship of the other expatriates who share his outpost. Flory befriends a native doctor, Veriswami, who is vying with the novel's villain, U Po Kyin, for admission to the Club. When British debutante Elizabeth Lackersteen arrives in Kyauktada, Flory falls instantly in love with her, creating a weakness for U Po Kyin to exploit.
This synopsis report prepared by Jennifer Martin-Romme
|Chapter Analysis of Burmese Days|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- story of "the rich"
- visiting a culture in other country
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- General East Asian
- infantry soldier
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fort/military installation
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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