The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis

The Queen's Gambit

Walter Tevis

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256 pages | first published 1983

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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, a...
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Summary of 8485 reviews

Moods

inspiring 53%
tense 53%
emotional 47%
dark 35%
reflective 34%
challenging 27%
informative 20%
hopeful 18%
adventurous 17%
sad 16%
mysterious 5%
relaxing 4%
funny 3%
lighthearted 3%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 29%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 34% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 49% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.08

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