V. by Thomas Pynchon

463 pages first pub 1963 (editions)

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V. remains a popular literary classic by one of America's great modernists. Through a cryptic entry in his father's dairy, Henry Stencil becomes obsessed with discovering the identity of V., in a quest that leads him through the dizzying world of ...

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Moods

challenging 90%
mysterious 72%
funny 60%
adventurous 57%
dark 50%
reflective 43%
informative 13%
sad 12%
tense 10%
emotional 8%
lighthearted 8%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 4%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 47%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 21% | Plot: 10% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 29% | No: 26% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 72% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 13% | N/A: 5%

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3.95

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