Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Melmoth

Sarah Perry

fiction literary dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

288 pages

Description

"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 95%
mysterious 78%
emotional 40%
reflective 38%
tense 38%
sad 34%
challenging 28%
adventurous 9%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 2%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 46%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 38% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 15%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 40% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 48% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.48