Ian Rankin's Black and Blue (Scotnotes Study Guides No. 2)

Ian Rankin's Black and Blue (Scotnotes Study Guides No. 2)

By: Christopher Nicol (author)Paperback

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Ian Rankin is perhaps the UK's foremost crime writer, best-known for his extensive series of novels set in Edinburgh and featuring Detective Inspector John Rebus. Christopher Nicol's SCOTNOTE study guide examines one of Rankin's most popular works, the award-winning Black & Blue. The complex, multilayered narrative is untangled, the characters studied and the novel's social and psychological undercurrents explored. This guide is suitable for senior school pupils and students at all levels.

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Ian Rankin and his work Outline Black & Blue: the social landscape John Rebus in Black & Blue -Rebus's empathy with victims and underdogs -Rebus's lack of respect for establishment figures -Rebus and personal engagement Characters -Detective Inspector Jack Morton -Detective Sergeant Ludovic Lumsden -Chief Inspector Charles Ancram -Bible John -Detective Sergeant Brian Holmes Themes -The power of past sins -Fathers and children -The effects of the oil industry Structure and style Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/10/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780948877902
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 64
  • ID: 9780948877902
  • weight: 150
  • ISBN10: 0948877901

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