The Ardent Swarm by Yamen Manai

The Ardent Swarm

Yamen Manai with Lara Vergnaud (Translator)

fiction contemporary challenging reflective slow-paced

204 pages | first published 2021

Description

From an award-winning Tunisian author comes a stirring allegory about a country in the aftermath of revolution and the power of a single quest.Sidi lives a hermetic life as a bee whisperer, tending to his beloved "girls" on the outskirts of the de...
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summary of 53 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

reflective 91%
hopeful 39%
emotional 34%
inspiring 34%
informative 30%
adventurous 21%
challenging 21%
dark 17%
funny 8%
relaxing 8%
sad 8%
tense 8%
lighthearted 4%
mysterious 4%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 20%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 29% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 21%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 68% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 68% | It's complicated: 15% | Yes: 15%

Average rating

3.85