On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

246 pages | first published 2019

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Poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, ...
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Moods

emotional 90%
reflective 83%
sad 69%
dark 36%
challenging 33%
inspiring 18%
hopeful 12%
tense 12%
informative 5%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 42%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 86% | A mix: 9% | N/A: 2% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 9% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 9% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.19

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