We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen

We, the Drowned

Carsten Jensen with Liz Jensen (Translator), Emma Ryder (Translator), Charlotte Barslund (Translator)

693 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction historical emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

It is an epic drama of adventure, courage, ruthlessness and passion by one of Scandinavia’s most acclaimed storytellers.In 1848 a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans. Not all of them r...

Read more

Community Reviews Summary of 916 reviews

Moods

adventurous 87%
emotional 69%
dark 52%
reflective 52%
sad 47%
challenging 36%
tense 24%
funny 19%
inspiring 19%
hopeful 13%
informative 8%
mysterious 5%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 68%
medium 30%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Character: 37% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 27% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 49% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 12%

Average rating

4.1

See all reviews...

Content Warnings

Submitted by users as part of their reviews

Expand filter menu View summary

See all...