The Mars Room - Chapters 27 – 32 Summary & Analysis

Rachel Kushner
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In Chapter 27, Hauser remembered the story of an escaped convict, named Bo Crawford, who had made news years ago in Martinez, the small Bay Area town where Hauser had grown up. Crawford eluded capture for ten days and became something of a local hero. A woman in nearby Crockett, CA, eventually spotted him and called the authorities, ending his bid for freedom.

Chapter 28 is the final excerpt from the Kaczynski diary. Unlike the previous excerpts, it does not describe an act of criminality or domestic terrorism. Rather, it reflects on the way that nature can induce “the sharpening of the senses,” and considers the difference between the natural and the man-made, noting how easy it is to spot the artificial when one is immersed in wooded, primitive environments (299).

In a perspective shift, Chapter 29 follows Kurt Kennedy, the man Romy killed. Kennedy awoke, with a...

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