The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

The Silence of the Girls

Women of Troy #1

Pat Barker

325 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction historical literary dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

'I heard him before I saw him: his battle cry ringing round the walls...'When her city falls to the Greeks, Briseis's old life is shattered. She goes from queen to captive, from free woman to slave, awarded to the godlike warrior Achilles as a pri...

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Moods

dark 75%
emotional 70%
sad 62%
reflective 42%
tense 35%
challenging 31%
adventurous 21%
informative 11%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 5%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 23%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 56% | Yes: 21% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 53% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.85

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