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Uncharted

by Angela Hunt

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Plot Summary: What happens, When & Where, Central Characters, Major Conflicts
A group of friends that used to be extremely close in college is reunited when one of them unexpectedly dies. The deceased was a doctor who spent his vacation time on mission projects around the globe, helping underprivileged children. Each year he would invite his former friends to go with him, but none of them ever found the time. Now their former employer (the friends all met because they worked for the same guy) pleads with them to fulfill their friends dying wish that they go on one of these trips. So five very different people--a prima donna, an actress, a daycare provider, a car salesman, and a business man--find themselves travelling to the other side of the world to build a school. However the weather--and God--may have very different plans for them.






Style Characterisics: Pacing, clarity, structure, narrative devices, etc.
It takes a little bit of reading to get into the story, as Hunt jumps from character to character and it takes a while to get to know who is who. The story builds into a powerful allegory, however, twisting into something much different than what it might seem at the beginning. Which raises some very interesting questions about the nature of hell. This in itself makes it quite a stunning read.






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A stunning read, part adventure story and part allegorical parable. ( )
  debs4jc | Oct 4, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0849944848, Hardcover)

"I'm beginning to think the island wants to keep us here."

It was supposed to be an adventure. A little time off to honor the memory of a friend and complete a service project in the tropics. Do good deeds while getting a tan.

But when a storm rocks their plans, five long-time friends from college find themselves hurled onto a desolate island, and relief fades to fear. Here nature rules with a vengenance. The lone shelter from raw conditions is a sinister cave. Are they victims of a bizarre psychological experiment? Or could this godforsaken place have the power to maroon them forever?

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When a storm rocks their plans, five long-time friends from college find themselves hurled onto a desolate island, and relief fades to fear. Here nature rules with a vengeance. The lone shelter from raw conditions is a sinister cave. Are they victims of a bizarre psychological experiment? Or could this godforsaken place have the power to maroon them forever?… (more)

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