The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

The Book of Strange New Things

Michel Faber

fiction dystopian science fiction challenging mysterious reflective slow-paced

500 pages | first published 2014

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A monumental, genre-defying novel over ten years in the making, Michel Faber's The Book of Strange New Things is a masterwork from a writer in full command of his many talents.It begins with Peter, a devoted man of faith, as he is called to the mi...
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Moods

reflective 63%
adventurous 58%
emotional 50%
mysterious 49%
sad 33%
challenging 30%
dark 27%
tense 16%
hopeful 13%
inspiring 10%
funny 4%
relaxing 3%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 47%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 43% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 21%

Loveable characters?

No: 38% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 29%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 1%

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3.58

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