fiction classics challenging reflective slow-paced

371 pages | first published 1964

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This is the story of Moses Herzog, a great sufferer, joker, mourner, and charmer. Although his life steadily disintegrates around him - he has failed as a writer and teacher, as a father, and has lost the affection of his wife to his best friend -...
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Summary of 440 reviews

Moods

reflective 72%
challenging 63%
dark 36%
emotional 36%
inspiring 36%
funny 27%
adventurous 18%
informative 18%
sad 18%
hopeful 9%
relaxing 9%

Pace

slow 72%
medium 27%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

No: 44% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Average rating

3.45

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