Brighton Rock Book Review

Topics: Adolescence, Character, Protagonist Pages: 2 (320 words) Published: March 20, 2006
brighton rock book review

Ida Arnold, a warm-hearted, buxom woman meets 'Hale' an unknown but distinctive stranger who leaves a lasting impression upon her. Following his odd 'disappearing act' - she later hears of his seemingly 'natural' death. However, convinced that something is amiss; she is determined to seek the truth and seek justice.

She learns about the mob responsible for the murder; under the new leadership of an adolescent - 'Pinkie'. A ruthless youth who will stop at nothing for his own self-preservation even if that amounts to ...further loss of life. Meanwhile Rose; is an innocent sixteen year waif who becomes another victim embroiled in a world of corruption. Plot

Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10% Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 70%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%

Tone of story - suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story: - 1930's-1950's
Kid or adult book? - Adult or Young Adult Book
Crime Thriller Yes
General Crime (including known murderer) Yes
Who's the criminal enemy here? mobsters

Main Character
Gender - Male
Profession/status: - killer
Age: - teen
Eccentric/Mental: Yes
Eccentric: - deluded
How much violence does he/she use? - a significant amount
Ethnicity/Race - British
How sensitive is this character? - hard edged
Intelligence - Smarter than most other characters
Physique - average physique

Main Adversary
Identity: - Female
Age: - 40's-50's
Profession/status: - champion of justice
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in: - a substantial amount Motive of antagonist - kicks
How sensitive is this character? - sensitive to others' feelings Sense of humor - Strong but gentle sense of humor
Intelligence - Smarter than most other characters
Physique - quite fatty

Europe Yes
European country:...
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