Edinburgh by Alexander Chee

Edinburgh

Alexander Chee

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary dark emotional sad slow-paced

224 pages | first published 2001

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Twelve-year-old Fee is a gifted Korean-American soprano in a boys' choir in Maine whose choir director reveals himself to be a serial pedophile. Fee and his friends are forced to bear grief, shame, and pain that endure long after the director is i...
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Summary of 641 reviews

Moods

dark 88%
sad 83%
emotional 80%
challenging 45%
reflective 45%
tense 23%
hopeful 6%
mysterious 5%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 41%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 21% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 58% | Yes: 22% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.19

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