The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson

The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

Neal Stephenson

512 pages first pub 1995 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous slow-paced

Description

Vividly imagined, stunningly prophetic, and epic in scope, The Diamond Age is a major novel from one of the most visionary writers of our time Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist...

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Moods

adventurous 83%
dark 42%
challenging 40%
mysterious 40%
reflective 23%
informative 21%
tense 20%
inspiring 15%
emotional 13%
sad 10%
funny 7%
hopeful 6%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 2%

Pace

slow 42%
medium 42%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Plot: 23% | Character: 22%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 13%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 65% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 40% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.04

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