Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Marisha Pessl

fiction contemporary mystery mysterious slow-paced

514 pages | first published 2006

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Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a darkly hilarious coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with he...
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Moods

mysterious 85%
dark 55%
emotional 25%
funny 25%
challenging 20%
adventurous 15%
reflective 15%
sad 15%
tense 15%
informative 5%
lighthearted 5%

Pace

slow 68%
medium 31%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

No: 38% | Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 22%

Loveable characters?

No: 47% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | Yes: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 18% | N/A: 6%

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3.59