fiction dystopian horror dark mysterious tense medium-paced

128 pages | first published 1977

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Set amid the rolling hills and the sandy shingle beaches of coastal Sussex, this disquieting novel depicts an England in which bland conformity is the terrifying order of the day. Violent gangs roam the country destroying art and culture and bruta...
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Summary of 339 reviews

Moods

dark 84%
mysterious 72%
tense 63%
challenging 31%
reflective 31%
sad 19%
emotional 11%
adventurous 8%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 46%
slow 27%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 39% | Plot: 28% | Character: 25% | N/A: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 65% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 6% | Yes: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 48% | It's complicated: 31% | N/A: 10% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 15% | Yes: 13%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 61% | It's complicated: 26% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.38

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