Babel, or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R.F. Kuang

Babel, or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution

R.F. Kuang

560 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

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Moods

dark 74%
emotional 65%
challenging 58%
reflective 50%
tense 50%
informative 43%
sad 43%
adventurous 42%
mysterious 26%
inspiring 21%
hopeful 12%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 34%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 67% | Character: 18% | Plot: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

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