The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

The Queen's Gambit

Walter Tevis

243 pages first pub 1983 (editions)

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Engaging and fast-paced, this gripping coming-of-age novel of chess, feminism, and addiction speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four. Now an acclaimed Netflix series.Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, an...

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Community Reviews Summary of 15,627 reviews

Moods

inspiring 54%
tense 52%
emotional 48%
dark 33%
reflective 33%
challenging 27%
informative 20%
hopeful 18%
sad 17%
adventurous 16%
mysterious 5%
relaxing 4%
funny 3%
lighthearted 3%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 27%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 48% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.09

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