The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Art of Fielding

Chad Harbach

fiction contemporary sports emotional hopeful medium-paced

512 pages | first published 2011

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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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Summary of 4062 reviews

Moods

emotional 83%
reflective 66%
sad 32%
hopeful 26%
inspiring 26%
challenging 20%
adventurous 18%
funny 18%
dark 9%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 5%
tense 5%
informative 3%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 46%
slow 40%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 54% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.02

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