The God of That Summer by Ralf Rothmann
The God of That Summer

Ralf Rothmann

The God of That Summer

Ralf Rothmann

240 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction historical literary challenging informative reflective slow-paced
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A devastating novel of World War II and the final months of a war that forever darkened the souls of the civilians who lived through it, from the award-winning author of To Die in Spring. As the Second World War enters its final stages, millions i...

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dark 100%
challenging 66%
sad 33%
emotional 16%
informative 16%
mysterious 16%
reflective 16%
tense 16%


medium 57%
slow 42%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 42% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 42%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 33%

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