Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

Signs Preceding the End of the World

Yuri Herrera with Lisa Dillman (Translator)

fiction contemporary literary challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

114 pages | first published 2009

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Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores...
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Moods

reflective 59%
challenging 47%
dark 44%
adventurous 40%
mysterious 40%
tense 31%
emotional 24%
sad 14%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 7%
informative 2%
funny 1%

Pace

fast 53%
medium 36%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 39% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 27% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 20% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 38% | No: 16% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 84% | N/A: 5% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 57% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 8%

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3.91

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