Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Summary, Setting and Characters
This book is about Chris Crutcher. He wrote this book as an autobiography and it tells us a lot about him. One of the major things he outlines in this book is how he had a major anger problem, which i pointed out in one or two of my blogs. He talks about his life from around the age of five to around, i think, thirty-five or forty. He takes us through family issues, through his elementary, junior high, and high school life and briefly talks about his life as a college student and adult. From this i can say that he likes to pick on himself, his mistakes, all the times he was stupid and tell them to the world. Personally, i would love to be able to look back on mistakes I've made and laugh when I'm his age. He also, this is quite rare, but he also tells us about good times he experienced and tells us about good things that happened to him throughout his life. Basically, this book contributes to talking about his everyday, hilarious screw-ups/mistakes. This whole book's main setting is in the tiny townof Cascade, Idaho which is the town in which Chris grew up and experienced his many issues and mitakes. The time he lived there was from about the 1950's to1960's or possibly 70's. Chris Crutcher= There's nothing you can do to explain Chris. He was a skinny, wimpy, weak kid who had anger problems followed by crying problems which earned him the name "Bawlbaby". He ALWAYS got in trouble, no matter who did whatever it was, he was the one who got blamed and punished. John Crutcher= This is the brother that Chris loved so much. Not! John is the one who normally got Chris into the trouble. Just like when he told Chris to pee in a heater and it filled the house with a terrible smell of evaporated pee which /was disguised as a yellow steam. John also never got into trouble. Once he shot Chris in the head with a BB gun and he didn't get in trouble for it.