Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Real Life

Brandon Taylor

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2020

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A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice. A novel of rare emotional power that excavates the social intricacies of a late-summer weekend--and a lifetime of bur...
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Summary of 5080 reviews

Moods

emotional 85%
reflective 73%
sad 64%
dark 50%
challenging 39%
tense 34%
hopeful 5%
funny 2%
inspiring 2%
informative 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 35%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 93% | A mix: 5% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 40% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 22% | Yes: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.02

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