Devil House by John Darnielle

Devil House

John Darnielle

fiction crime literary dark mysterious tense medium-paced

416 pages | first published 2022

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Gage Chandler is descended from kings. That’s what his mother always told him. Years later, he is a true crime writer, with one grisly success—and a movie adaptation—to his name, along with a series of subsequent less notable efforts. But now he i...
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Summary of 746 reviews

Moods

dark 86%
mysterious 72%
reflective 50%
challenging 46%
emotional 27%
sad 26%
tense 26%
adventurous 8%
funny 2%
informative 2%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 46%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 34% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 30% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | No: 31% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 11% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.58

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