fiction classics dystopian science fiction dark reflective tense medium-paced

304 pages | first published 1949

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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell's 1984 takes on new life in this hardcover edition.  "Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way...
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Moods

dark 86%
reflective 61%
tense 59%
challenging 44%
mysterious 25%
sad 24%
informative 16%
emotional 15%
adventurous 8%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 33%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 29% | Plot: 23% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 57% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 6% | Yes: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 22% | N/A: 2%

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4.02

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