Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Small Things Like These

Claire Keegan

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fiction historical dark emotional reflective slow-paced

1 hours, 57 minutes | first published 2021

Description

It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him — and encounters the complicit silences...
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Moods

reflective 80%
emotional 64%
sad 46%
dark 41%
hopeful 40%
inspiring 23%
challenging 19%
informative 9%
tense 9%
mysterious 8%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 41%
slow 33%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 76% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 3% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 76% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 7% | Yes: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.22