On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

246 pages | first published 2019

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Poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Do...

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Moods

emotional 90%
reflective 81%
sad 71%
dark 42%
challenging 41%
inspiring 17%
hopeful 12%
tense 12%
informative 4%
mysterious 2%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 41%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 6% | N/A: 3% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 7% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 42% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.17