Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, J.M. Coetzee

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene, J.M. Coetzee

fiction classics crime mystery dark mysterious tense slow-paced

269 pages | first published 1938

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A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene's gripping ...
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Moods

dark 93%
tense 79%
mysterious 51%
adventurous 31%
emotional 24%
reflective 17%
sad 13%
challenging 10%
funny 3%
inspiring 3%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 35%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 9% | N/A: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | No: 38% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 23% | Yes: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Average rating

3.53