Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Against the Loveless World

Susan Abulhawa

384 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

As Nahr sits, locked away in solitary confinement, she spends her days reflecting on the dramatic events that landed her in prison in a country she barely knows. Born in Kuwait in the 70s to Palestinian refugees, she dreamed of falling in love wit...

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Moods

emotional 83%
challenging 64%
sad 61%
reflective 60%
dark 52%
informative 40%
tense 37%
inspiring 31%
hopeful 21%
adventurous 12%
mysterious 3%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 67%
slow 21%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Character: 31% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.48

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