This Brutal House by Niven Govinden

This Brutal House

Niven Govinden

289 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction historical lgbtqia+ literary dark slow-paced
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On the steps of New York’s City Hall, five ageing Mothers sit in silent protest. They are the guardians of the vogue ball community – queer men who opened their hearts and homes to countless lost Children, providing safe spaces for them to explore...

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Community Reviews Summary of 109 reviews

Moods

emotional 65%
reflective 61%
dark 50%
sad 50%
challenging 42%
inspiring 11%
informative 7%
tense 7%
adventurous 3%
funny 3%
hopeful 3%
mysterious 3%

Pace

slow 69%
medium 26%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 46% | A mix: 38% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 35% | Yes: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | No: 25% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.2

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