V. by Thomas Pynchon

547 pages first pub 1963 (editions)

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V. remains a popular literary classic by one of America's great modernists. Through a cryptic entry in his father's dairy, Henry Stencil becomes obsessed with discovering the identity of V., in a quest that leads him through the dizzying world of ...

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Moods

challenging 91%
mysterious 73%
funny 60%
adventurous 58%
dark 52%
reflective 44%
informative 13%
sad 11%
tense 10%
emotional 8%
lighthearted 8%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 4%

Pace

slow 49%
medium 46%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Character: 23% | Plot: 11% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 31% | No: 25% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 26% | No: 24%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 71% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.95

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