fiction historical challenging dark tense slow-paced

688 pages | first published 2009

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the the Orange Prize Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award `Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good' Daily Mail ‘Our most brilliant English writer’ Guardian England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne,...
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Summary of 7901 reviews

Moods

challenging 70%
informative 57%
dark 44%
reflective 37%
tense 32%
emotional 16%
funny 14%
adventurous 12%
mysterious 12%
sad 7%
inspiring 2%

Pace

slow 78%
medium 19%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 47% | A mix: 41% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | No: 30% | Yes: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.87

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