The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley

The Half Life of Valery K

Natasha Pulley

fiction historical lgbtqia+ science fiction adventurous emotional tense medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2022

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From the author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and The Kingdoms, an epic Cold War novel set in a mysterious town in Soviet Russia.In 1963, in a Siberian prison, former nuclear specialist Valery Kolkhanov has mastered what it takes to survive...
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Summary of 144 reviews

Moods

tense 67%
dark 60%
emotional 53%
mysterious 51%
adventurous 29%
challenging 25%
informative 25%
sad 23%
reflective 12%
funny 10%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 19%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Plot: 25% | Character: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 44% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 20%

Average rating

4.23

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