Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry

Nine Shiny Objects

Brian Castleberry

336 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction historical challenging mysterious reflective slow-paced


A stunning literary saga in the tradition of Don DeLillo and Jennifer Egan—a luminous debut novel chronicling the unexpectedly, eerily intersecting lives of a line of dreamers over the course of half a century that reveals the divided heart of mod...

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Community Reviews Summary of 45 reviews


reflective 100%
dark 50%
mysterious 50%
adventurous 25%
challenging 25%
emotional 25%
sad 25%
tense 25%


slow 50%
medium 25%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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