Another Country by James Baldwin

Another Country

James Baldwin

fiction classics lgbtqia+ challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

448 pages | first published 1962

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When Another Country appeared in 1962, it caused a literary sensation. James Baldwin's masterly story of desire, hatred and violence opens with the unforgettable character of Rufus Scott, a scavenging Harlem jazz musician adrift in New York. Self-...
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Moods

emotional 80%
reflective 76%
dark 59%
sad 59%
challenging 50%
tense 36%
inspiring 10%
informative 8%
hopeful 6%
adventurous 4%
mysterious 4%
funny 3%

Pace

slow 54%
medium 44%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 7% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 61% | No: 20% | Yes: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.27