fiction classics literary challenging reflective slow-paced

318 pages | first published 1997

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In prose that soars with the rhythms, grandeur, and tragic arc of an epic poem, Toni Morrison challenges our most fiercely held beliefs as she weaves folklore and history, memory and myth into an unforgettable meditation on race, religion, gender,...
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Summary of 1283 reviews

Moods

dark 70%
challenging 68%
emotional 64%
reflective 56%
mysterious 44%
tense 38%
sad 34%
inspiring 7%
adventurous 3%
hopeful 3%
funny 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 55%
medium 42%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 61% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 62% | No: 18% | Yes: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 8%

Average rating

3.95

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