East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

fiction classics historical literary emotional reflective slow-paced

601 pages | first published 1952

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California's fertile Salinas Valley is home to two families whose destinies are fruitfully, and fatally, intertwined. Over the generations, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of the First World War, the Trasks and the Hamil...
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Summary of 15139 reviews

Moods

reflective 84%
emotional 74%
dark 41%
challenging 40%
sad 35%
inspiring 26%
hopeful 24%
tense 18%
adventurous 13%
funny 6%
mysterious 6%
informative 5%
relaxing 4%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 58%
medium 39%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 70% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 44% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.42

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