fiction classics lgbtqia+ reflective sad medium-paced

169 pages | first published 1956

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James Baldwin's groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris. In the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire ...
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Moods

emotional 81%
sad 81%
reflective 67%
dark 50%
challenging 24%
tense 22%
mysterious 6%
inspiring 2%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
informative 1%
adventurous 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 25%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 31% | No: 16% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | No: 30% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 46% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

4.29