Tropic Moon by Georges Simenon

Tropic Moon

Georges Simenon with Norman Rush (Contributor), Marc Romano (Translator)

134 pages first pub 1933 (editions)

fiction crime dark reflective slow-paced
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Newly translated for this edition.A young Frenchman, Joseph Timar, travels to Gabon carrying a letter of introduction from an influential uncle. He wants work experience; he wants to see the world. But in the oppressive heat and glare of the equat...

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dark 80%
tense 60%
challenging 40%
reflective 20%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 40% | Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 20%

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