Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor

Wise Blood

Flannery O'Connor

236 pages first pub 1952 (editions)

fiction classics dark reflective medium-paced

Description

Flannery O'Connor's haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdom Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-t...

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Moods

dark 89%
reflective 47%
challenging 40%
funny 31%
mysterious 26%
tense 25%
sad 20%
emotional 10%
adventurous 4%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 23%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 32% | No: 19%

Loveable characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 74% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 4%

Average rating

3.64

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