The Round House by Louise Erdrich

The Round House

Louise Erdrich

336 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction historical literary mystery dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

Winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reli...

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Community Reviews Summary of 7,494 reviews

Moods

emotional 77%
dark 75%
sad 59%
challenging 43%
reflective 43%
tense 43%
mysterious 39%
informative 17%
adventurous 14%
funny 13%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 4%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 24%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 23% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 21% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.05

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