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The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

helenasophie's review against another edition

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challenging dark informative tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

ikilerandi's review

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5.0

Me encantó, pero me sorprende que cómodo con la serie los últimos capítulos si cambian, sin duda, ambos valen la pena

phoenix2's review against another edition

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4.0

The Queen's Gambit is an intense drama about obsession and chess.

Right from the start, the author pulls you in, starting quite ominously, with Beth enterting the orphanage and having her first taste of the pills that will accompany her later on.

The author does a superb job creating this brilliant character that feels impathetic and closed up to the reader, with razor sharp thinking and cold rationality. And yet, that what makes her outbursts so intense.

Also, he manages to make every single chess match thrilling and suspenseful, even for though who have no idea about how chess is played. And yet, the author makes it simple to follow and doesn't let his reader get bored while reading one match after the other.

A brilliant book, overall.

mollywolfie's review against another edition

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dark reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

caedy's review against another edition

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challenging emotional inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

mgn_gnly's review

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hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

dmfw's review

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hopeful informative medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

ataraxiatrove's review against another edition

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fast-paced

3.5

hannahdrew's review

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dark emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

jodiarie's review

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adventurous emotional tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5