The Doom Stone Summary
He saw its skin, a transparent membrane pulled taut over a huge skull, and within the black sockets below its distended brow two narrow, red, murderous eyes.
Where its nose should have been was a ragged, oozing hole. The monster cocked its head as if showing off its neck wound, glared at Jackson as it thrust its twisted fangs out at the window, and began to pound the aircraft with its insectlike extremities.
Thus Jackson Cawley, the protagonist of The Doom Stone, has his first good look at Skull Face, the murderous monster he battles for the rest of the novel. Skull Face is a wellthought-out creature; Zindel even touches on its evolutionary history. It represents a species of hominid (humanlike creatures) previously unknown to science. Its transparent skin and red eyes are the result of having evolved in the sunless underground, and its...
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Paul Zindel Biographies (6)
1,692 words, approx. 6 pages
From Pulitzer prize-winning playwright to young adult fiction writer, American author Paul Zindel (born 1936) turned his real-life turbulent teens into fictional stories to show teenagers that their l...
5,060 words, approx. 17 pages
Considered a groundbreaking author of young adult literature as well as one of its most controversial contributors, Paul Zindel is well known as the creator of realistic novels that depict the teenage...
3,141 words, approx. 11 pages
A playwright who draws heavily on his personal experiences for the material of his plays, Paul Zindel is best known for his largely autobiographical award-winner, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-th...
2,689 words, approx. 9 pages
Critics of adolescent literature generally cite three late-1960s novels as helping this subgenre break its ties with its past romanticism and move dramatically into a much more realistic mode: The Out...
4,073 words, approx. 14 pages
Biography EssayCritics of adolescent literature generally cite four novels of the late 1960s as helping this subgenre break its ties with its past formulaic romanticism and move dramatically into a mu...
6,958 words, approx. 24 pages
May 15, 1936. Born in Staten Island, New York. Coming from a broken home, Zindel never knew his father very well. "Mother was a girl in her twenties when my father left. She used to have to fight to g...