Paradise by Toni Morrison

318 pages first pub 1997 (editions)

fiction classics literary challenging reflective slow-paced

Description

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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Moods

challenging 70%
dark 69%
emotional 65%
reflective 52%
mysterious 45%
tense 38%
sad 35%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 2%
informative 2%
funny 1%

Pace

slow 58%
medium 39%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 63% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | Yes: 20% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.95

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