Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin

Winter's Tale

Mark Helprin

fiction historical magical realism romance reflective relaxing slow-paced

748 pages | first published 1983

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One winter night, Peter Lake—master mechanic and second-story man—attempts to rob a fortresslike mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish bu...
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Summary of 972 reviews

Moods

adventurous 50%
challenging 50%
emotional 50%
mysterious 50%
reflective 50%
hopeful 31%
inspiring 25%
funny 18%
dark 12%
relaxing 12%
sad 12%
lighthearted 6%
tense 6%

Pace

slow 76%
medium 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Character: 33% | N/A: 22%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 37% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 53% | No: 40% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 28% | Yes: 28%

Average rating

3.3

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