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Passing by Nella Larsen

tiffhutch's review against another edition

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medium-paced

3.0

bibliocinephile's review against another edition

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4.0

so incredibly good at capturing what it's like to be in love, to hate yourself and to hate the places your mind takes you, and to be filled with regret over things you cannot change. irene's deep sense of regret seems to fill her narration of even the happiest moments in the book, and the entire text thrums with melancholia

twolfeiii_writer's review against another edition

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challenging reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

andotherworlds's review against another edition

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4.0

4 // short, potent, relevant to today, and beautiful at that!

weejman33's review against another edition

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5.0

A tour-de-force final chapter caps off a haunting, maligned narrative dominated by unforgettable characters.

marvelruinedmyspirit's review against another edition

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3.25

I don't believe in the glorification of murder. I do believe in the empowerment of women. That's all I'll say on that.

oliviatheron's review against another edition

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

4.0

cf1990xxx's review

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dark sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25

kerrence30's review against another edition

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challenging emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Really interesting insight into the idea of “passing” that I’d never have considered before. Very of it’s time, so extreme levels of bigotry and blatant racism throughout. 

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voglesby's review

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

5.0