In the Distance by Hernán Díaz

In the Distance

Hernán Díaz

336 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

fiction historical literary adventurous reflective slow-paced
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Description

A young Swedish boy finds himself penniless and alone in California. He travels east in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great push to the west. Driven back over and over again on his journey through vast expanses, Håkan meets nat...

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Moods

adventurous 81%
reflective 67%
sad 51%
dark 43%
emotional 41%
challenging 29%
tense 22%
mysterious 12%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 7%
informative 2%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 41%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 41% | No: 37% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.18

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