Shy by Max Porter

122 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction literary dark emotional sad fast-paced

Description

From the bestselling author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny, Shy is a novel about guilt, rage, imagination and boyhood. It is about being lost in the dark, and realising you are not alone.This is the story of a few strange hours in t...

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Community Reviews Summary of 733 reviews

Moods

dark 81%
emotional 74%
sad 60%
reflective 49%
challenging 47%
tense 33%
hopeful 15%
mysterious 14%
funny 8%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 2%

Pace

fast 62%
medium 27%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 92% | A mix: 4% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 30% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 56% | Yes: 23% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.7

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