fiction classics literary philosophy challenging reflective slow-paced

308 pages | first published 1947

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A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral...
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Moods

reflective 75%
dark 68%
sad 41%
challenging 37%
emotional 34%
tense 23%
hopeful 12%
informative 10%
inspiring 10%
mysterious 7%
adventurous 2%
funny 1%

Pace

slow 62%
medium 34%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 41% | Plot: 30% | Character: 26%

Strong character development?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 25% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 25% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 39% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 25%

Average rating

3.87