Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Brighton Rock

Graham Greene

fiction classics crime mystery dark mysterious tense slow-paced

352 pages | first published 1938

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A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene's gripping ...
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Summary of 1536 reviews

Moods

dark 91%
tense 66%
mysterious 38%
challenging 22%
reflective 21%
adventurous 18%
sad 16%
emotional 13%
hopeful 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 36%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 36% | Plot: 4% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 28%

Loveable characters?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 2% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.56

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