Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre with Lloyd Alexander (Translator), H.P. van den Aardweg, Hayden Carruth (Contributor)

fiction classics philosophy dark reflective tense slow-paced

178 pages | first published 1938

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Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogues his every feeling and sensation about the world and people around him. His thoughts culmina...
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Moods

reflective 88%
dark 69%
challenging 47%
sad 27%
emotional 24%
tense 23%
mysterious 10%
informative 6%
inspiring 6%
funny 3%
hopeful 3%

Pace

slow 74%
medium 21%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 93% | N/A: 3% | A mix: 2% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 30% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 56% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 4% | Yes: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

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