Reviews tagging 'Pedophilia'

Paul by Daisy Lafarge

16 reviews

charlottebees's review

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

3.0


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nompilo's review

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

3.25

This was such a tense novel, we are claustrophobically trapped in Frances’ mind as she herself struggles to articulate her needs. It is frustrating to watch her fail to take action in what is a continuously ominous situation but the book adeptly brings to light the skewed power dynamics between this older man and young woman. I liked how the ancient stories of the towns were woven and then mirrored in this book. It was a powerful character study of a relatable, lost and impressionable young woman and a persuasive and delusional (perverted) old man . Could be paired well with Raven Leilani’s Luster or Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times. 

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vllmbr's review

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mysterious reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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lilykeoh's review

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

3.75


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momentsofmine's review

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dark emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25


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the_literarylinguist's review against another edition

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

4.0


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