BC: "One pound of flesh, no more no less. No cartilage, no bone, but only flesh." Merchant of Venice
FC: Marina Casas
1: Summary | Somerset worked as a detective in the city but he was tired of that life. He was going to buy a new house in the town and leave the city. David Mills was going to substitute him but they still had seven days left until retire. They have to investigate a case of a serial murderer whose name is John Doe. He base his murders on the seven deadly sins; Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Lust, Pride, Envy and Wrath. Gluttony: The fat man that they find in his apartment was forced to eat until he died. Greed: When they went into the office of a lawyer the word Greed was written. Immediately they realise that those murders were carried out by a serial killer. He made the lawyer cut his own hand.
3: Sloth: Somerset and Mills find a man tied to bed but he was not already dead. But he died in the hospital. After the murders of lust and pride the detectives arrest Doe. He said he has carried out two more murders but he wants to make a deal. He won’t say where the bodies are unless he could go alone with Somerset and Mills. The next to last victim was Mills’ wife. She was victim of the Envy of John Doe. And finally Mills became wrath and killed Doe so; the last victim is the killer. At the end of the story Somerset decide not to retire and Mills goes to jail.
4: Characters | Mills: He worked as a detective too but in another part of the city. He’s not used to serial killers and so many murders at once. He’s a young man with a young wife and they were going to have a baby before Doe killed her.
5: John Doe: He’s the killer. He looks like a mentally unbalanced person. In the film Kevin Spacey plays this charachter | Somerset: He worked as a detective in the city but he was tired of that life. He was going to buy a new house in the town and leave the city. He’s a detective with so much experience.
7: Although I wanted to watch the film I liked this book. I don’t think it is too difficult and everybody can read it. There’s not much complicated vocabulary. In fact I didn’t need any dictionary for the reading. | Personal Opinion