Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

Go Tell It on the Mountain

James Baldwin

fiction classics challenging reflective slow-paced

272 pages | first published 1953

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James Baldwin's electrifying first novel. 'I had to deal with what hurt me most. I had to deal with my father.' Drawing on James Baldwin's own boyhood in a religious community in 1930s Harlem, his first novel tells the story of young Johnny ...
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Moods

reflective 80%
emotional 74%
challenging 66%
dark 37%
sad 37%
tense 24%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 6%
informative 5%
mysterious 5%

Pace

slow 63%
medium 34%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 65% | No: 22% | Yes: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.98