Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

Dolores Claiborne

Stephen King

fiction horror thriller dark emotional tense medium-paced

384 pages | first published 1992

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Suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, Dolores Claiborne tells police the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband, Joe St. George, thirty years earlier. Dol...
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Summary of 3951 reviews

Moods

dark 90%
tense 60%
emotional 57%
mysterious 51%
sad 30%
reflective 28%
funny 17%
challenging 14%
adventurous 8%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 64%
fast 19%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 63% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 35% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 76% | Yes: 14% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.82

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