fiction classics literary challenging reflective slow-paced

318 pages | first published 1997

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BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED.Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. The inevitability of this attack, and the attempts to avert it, lie at the heart of Paradise. Span...
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Moods

challenging 72%
dark 70%
emotional 62%
mysterious 51%
reflective 51%
sad 42%
tense 35%
inspiring 7%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 56%
medium 39%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 38% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | No: 20% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.94