The Past Is Red by Catherynne M. Valente

The Past Is Red

Catherynne M. Valente

fiction science fiction mysterious reflective slow-paced

160 pages | first published 2021

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"The Candide of our #@$\*%? age."-- Ken Liu, award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente, the bestselling and award-winning creator of Space Opera and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland returns with The Past is Red, the enchanting, dark, funny...
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Summary of 388 reviews

Moods

reflective 62%
emotional 53%
sad 47%
funny 41%
dark 39%
hopeful 38%
adventurous 37%
challenging 23%
mysterious 15%
inspiring 13%
lighthearted 9%
tense 4%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 26%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 33% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 15%

Average rating

4.24

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