Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Broken Monsters

Lauren Beukes

fiction horror mystery thriller dark mysterious medium-paced

441 pages | first published 2014

Description

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies, but this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality tha...
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Moods

dark 93%
mysterious 75%
tense 69%
adventurous 24%
emotional 24%
sad 21%
reflective 12%
challenging 9%
funny 6%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 3%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 24%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Plot: 20% | Character: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 38% | No: 34% | Yes: 26%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 7% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 11%

Average rating

3.6