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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Moods

dark 72%
challenging 70%
emotional 64%
mysterious 56%
reflective 54%
sad 46%
tense 36%
inspiring 8%
adventurous 2%
informative 2%

Pace

slow 55%
medium 40%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 41% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 58% | No: 20% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.92