Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Open Water

Caleb Azumah Nelson

146 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists – he a photographer, she a dancer – trying to make their mark in a city that...

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Moods

emotional 91%
reflective 83%
sad 47%
challenging 30%
hopeful 22%
dark 19%
inspiring 19%
tense 14%
informative 7%
relaxing 3%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 31%
fast 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 90% | A mix: 7% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.22

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