Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

295 pages first pub 1979 (editions)

fiction classics historical speculative fiction dark emotional tense medium-paced

Description

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, a...

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Moods

dark 78%
emotional 69%
tense 66%
challenging 56%
sad 46%
reflective 38%
adventurous 31%
informative 22%
mysterious 17%
inspiring 6%
hopeful 4%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 34%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 25% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 68% | Yes: 19% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

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