Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi

Susanna Clarke

365 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction fantasy literary adventurous mysterious reflective medium-paced

Description

Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up stair...

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Moods

mysterious 91%
adventurous 53%
reflective 53%
dark 27%
emotional 24%
challenging 21%
hopeful 18%
tense 15%
sad 13%
inspiring 12%
relaxing 6%
funny 4%
lighthearted 3%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 22%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 49% | A mix: 40% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 34% | No: 31% | Yes: 31% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.33

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