The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Shehan Karunatilaka

386 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical lgbtqia+ literary magical realism challenging dark reflective medium-paced

Description

Colombo, 1989. Maali Almeida, war photographer, gambler, and closet queen, has woken up dead in what seems like a celestial visa office. His dismembered body is sinking in the serene Beira Lake and he has no idea who killed him. In a country where...

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Moods

dark 77%
reflective 54%
challenging 53%
emotional 47%
mysterious 47%
adventurous 37%
sad 35%
funny 30%
tense 27%
informative 20%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 7%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 26%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 29% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 31% | No: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 3%

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