fiction classics funny reflective slow-paced

464 pages | first published 1842

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Dead Souls is eloquent on some occasions, lyrical on others, and pious and reverent elsewhere. Nicolai Gogol was a master of the spoof. The American students of today are not the only readers who have been confused by him. Russian literary history...
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Moods

funny 89%
reflective 43%
challenging 35%
adventurous 27%
dark 27%
lighthearted 14%
mysterious 12%
informative 8%
relaxing 8%
tense 8%
inspiring 6%
emotional 4%

Pace

slow 49%
medium 49%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 27% | Plot: 19%

Strong character development?

No: 43% | It's complicated: 27% | Yes: 27% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | No: 36% | Yes: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.72