This Brutal House by Niven Govinden

This Brutal House

Niven Govinden

fiction lgbtqia+ literary dark slow-paced

289 pages | first published 2019

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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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Summary of 68 reviews

Moods

emotional 68%
reflective 63%
challenging 47%
dark 47%
sad 47%
inspiring 15%
informative 10%
adventurous 5%
funny 5%
hopeful 5%
mysterious 5%
tense 5%

Pace

slow 63%
medium 31%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 26% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 26% | Yes: 26%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 26%

Average rating

3.2

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