Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Open Water

Caleb Azumah Nelson

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced

163 pages | first published 2021

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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 86%
sad 46%
challenging 31%
hopeful 21%
inspiring 18%
dark 17%
tense 13%
informative 8%
relaxing 3%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 33%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

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

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.3

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