Burmese Days by George Orwell

Burmese Days

George Orwell with Emma Larkin

fiction classics historical challenging reflective slow-paced

352 pages | first published 1934

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Burmese Days describes corruption and imperial bigotry in a society where, 'after all, natives were natives'. When Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Indian Dr Veraswami, he defies this orthodoxy. The doctor is in danger: U Po Kyin, a corru...
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Summary of 826 reviews

Moods

dark 83%
reflective 55%
sad 41%
challenging 36%
tense 19%
informative 16%
adventurous 13%
emotional 13%
funny 13%
mysterious 5%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 36%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 37% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 38% | No: 19%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.68

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