Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beartown

Beartown #1

Fredrik Backman with Neil Smith (Translator)

496 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced
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Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has be...

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Community Reviews Summary of 44,694 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
sad 58%
reflective 53%
dark 52%
tense 45%
challenging 39%
hopeful 25%
inspiring 19%
mysterious 10%
adventurous 7%
funny 7%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 26%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 40% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 46% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 70% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

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