Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski

Swimming in the Dark

Tomasz Jedrowski

fiction historical lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

224 pages | first published 2020

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Set in early 1980s Poland against the violent decline of communism, a tender and passionate story of first love between two young men who eventually find themselves on opposite sides of the political divide—a stunningly poetic and heartrending lit...
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Summary of 2495 reviews

Moods

emotional 91%
sad 71%
reflective 68%
challenging 21%
dark 15%
hopeful 15%
tense 15%
informative 13%
inspiring 10%
adventurous 4%
relaxing 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 24%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 40% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 15% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.2

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