Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

Burnt Sugar

Avni Doshi

240 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary dark emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her arranged marriage to join an ashram, took a hapless artist for a lover, rebelled against every social expectation of a good Indian woman - all with her young child in tow. Years on, she is an old woma...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,105 reviews

Moods

dark 72%
emotional 65%
reflective 61%
challenging 47%
sad 43%
tense 35%
mysterious 10%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 49%
medium 45%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 90% | A mix: 7% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 29% | Yes: 27%

Loveable characters?

No: 64% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 20% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 5%

Average rating

3.36

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