The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

The Road to Nowhere #1

Meg Elison

301 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction science fiction dark mysterious tense medium-paced
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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 and Philip K. Dick Award WinnerWhen she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead.In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth’s population—killing women and children and making childbi...

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Moods

dark 94%
tense 63%
sad 51%
emotional 49%
challenging 43%
adventurous 35%
reflective 28%
hopeful 14%
mysterious 14%
inspiring 3%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 63%
fast 25%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 31% | Plot: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 29% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 11% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 48% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 1%

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4.15

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