The City Born Great by N.K. Jemisin

The City Born Great

Great Cities #0.5

N.K. Jemisin

fiction fantasy short stories adventurous challenging reflective medium-paced

22 pages | first published 2016

Description

In this standalone short story by N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season, the winner of this year's Hugo Award for Best Novel, New York City is about to go through a few changes. Like all great metropolises before it, when a city gets big enoug...
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Moods

adventurous 75%
mysterious 40%
hopeful 37%
challenging 30%
funny 25%
inspiring 25%
reflective 25%
emotional 20%
lighthearted 7%
dark 5%
informative 5%
sad 2%
tense 2%

Pace

fast 58%
medium 36%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 38% | Character: 33% | A mix: 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 17% | N/A: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 8% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 33% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 12%

Average rating

3.85