Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Melmoth

Sarah Perry

fiction literary dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

288 pages

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"Masterful...scary and smart, working as a horror story but also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of will and love. Perry did as much in her richly praised novel The Essex Serpent, but this is a deeper, more complex novel and more rewardin...
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Moods

dark 97%
mysterious 81%
emotional 41%
reflective 40%
tense 34%
sad 30%
challenging 25%
adventurous 7%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 2%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 47%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 54% | A mix: 40% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | No: 40% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 45% | No: 39% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

3.48