Paul by Daisy Lafarge

323 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction literary dark reflective slow-paced
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Description

An unsettling summer romance: as a young woman seeks freedom on a French farm she is ensnared in a toxic relationship, in this shimmering exploration of unchecked male power.

Community Reviews Summary of 606 reviews

Moods

dark 76%
reflective 55%
tense 50%
emotional 36%
sad 28%
challenging 27%
mysterious 26%
adventurous 11%
relaxing 2%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
informative 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 31%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 78% | A mix: 16% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 36% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 63% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 67% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.7

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