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An Analysis of Solo

This book, in my opinion, is a very good example of a serial killer,

and his ironic demise. The book begins with an example of serial killing,

where a powerful, influential man is killed by an assassin. The book,

after the killing, follows the killer to an unusual place-a concert hall.

There it is found that the killer is internationally famous concert pianist

John Mikali.

This man, Mikali, has been tormented by death and pain all of his life.

His family has been based through a stout naval history, as his father, and

relatives past have all been commanders and captains of great naval ships.

The one break in the chain was his Grandfather and him, John, who is a

concert pianist. John is clever but physcotic, because his hobby, as

gruesome as it may seem, is killing. It began one day when his nanny was

killed. It seemed she was killed by a hit and run driver. John, who loved

his nanny so much, decided to get revenge, and revenge he did. He killed

the man who had been driving the car.

The book starts out, as said, with a killing and then by revealing the

killer. Then the book goes into a story of the life of the man Mikali.

His mother and father had been killed at sea, and the only people he had

left were his nanny and his aunt. The book gives an accurate description of

his life and times before his incredible hobby.

After the book describes Mikali's background, which itself is filled

with death, the book goes into the current life of Mikali and how he got to

where he is. Mikali discovered his great talent in music at a very early

age. His grand-father, who is the only blood relative he has left, is

committed to his grand-son. He gives his son the best schooling in the

form of music he loves the most: the Piano.

The book after it has dealt with the past then goes into the present.

Using this method, it resembles a time line:


After the recent past, in which Mikali has killed over 30 well known

and influential people all around the globe. He uses his influential piano

connections to travel all around the globe.