The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

The Ballad of Black Tom

Victor LaValle

fiction fantasy horror dark mysterious tense fast-paced

160 pages | first published 2016

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One of NPR's Best Books of 2016, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the British Fantasy Award, the This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards People move to New...
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Moods

dark 96%
mysterious 76%
tense 60%
emotional 20%
sad 18%
adventurous 16%
challenging 16%
reflective 13%

Pace

fast 60%
medium 34%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 40% | Character: 34% | Plot: 23%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 30% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.91