If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk

James Baldwin

fiction classics emotional medium-paced

197 pages | first published 1974

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In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. A major work of Black American fiction. -The New Republic To...
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Summary of 5874 reviews

Moods

emotional 89%
sad 67%
reflective 53%
challenging 34%
dark 30%
tense 30%
hopeful 18%
inspiring 6%
informative 4%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 64%
fast 19%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 41% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 12% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 38% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 4%

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4.32

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