This Brutal House by Niven Govinden

This Brutal House

Niven Govinden

fiction lgbtqia+ literary dark slow-paced

289 pages | first published 2019

Description

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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Moods

emotional 66%
reflective 58%
dark 50%
sad 50%
challenging 41%
inspiring 16%
funny 8%
hopeful 8%
informative 8%
tense 8%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 30% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 30% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Average rating

3.12