Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

fiction classics lgbtqia+ emotional reflective sad medium-paced

150 pages | first published 1956

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Moods

emotional 82%
sad 80%
reflective 69%
dark 51%
challenging 23%
tense 23%
mysterious 5%
inspiring 2%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 22%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 17% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 28% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | No: 26% | Yes: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 45% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.31