Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson

Jesus' Son

Denis Johnson

fiction contemporary short stories reflective medium-paced

160 pages | first published 1992

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An intense collection of interconnected stories that portray life through the eyes of a young man in a small Iowa town, by the author of "Already Dead: A California Gothic, Angels" and "Resuscitation of a Hanged Man.
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Summary of 785 reviews

Moods

dark 81%
reflective 63%
emotional 54%
sad 45%
funny 36%
adventurous 18%
tense 18%
challenging 9%
hopeful 9%
mysterious 9%

Pace

fast 54%
medium 27%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 11%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.99

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