Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead

Olga Tokarczuk with Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator)

268 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction crime literary dark mysterious reflective medium-paced
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With Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Man Booker International Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk returns with a subversive, entertaining noir novel.In a remote Polish village, Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts the e...

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Moods

mysterious 82%
dark 75%
reflective 57%
funny 26%
challenging 24%
emotional 23%
tense 20%
sad 17%
adventurous 11%
informative 4%
inspiring 4%
hopeful 2%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 34%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 39% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 29% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.98

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