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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Moods

dark 92%
tense 65%
emotional 57%
mysterious 46%
reflective 22%
sad 21%
challenging 18%
funny 10%
hopeful 6%
adventurous 3%
inspiring 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 69%
fast 16%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 36% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 76% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.81