fiction classics challenging funny reflective slow-paced

1054 pages | first published 1879

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The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's crowning achievement, is a tale of patricide and family rivalry that embodies the moral and spiritual dissolution of an entire society (Russia in the 1870s). It created a national furor comparable only to the e...
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Moods

challenging 79%
reflective 71%
dark 57%
emotional 51%
tense 26%
mysterious 25%
sad 23%
inspiring 16%
hopeful 14%
funny 10%
adventurous 8%
informative 6%
relaxing 0%

Pace

slow 76%
medium 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 30% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 57% | Yes: 30% | N/A: 6% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.21