The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Art of Fielding

Chad Harbach

512 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction contemporary sports emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight ag...

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Moods

emotional 76%
reflective 66%
sad 30%
hopeful 29%
inspiring 26%
funny 19%
adventurous 14%
challenging 13%
dark 11%
tense 11%
informative 4%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 4%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 34%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 53% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3%

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