Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah

Out of Darkness, Shining Light

Petina Gappah

fiction historical literary challenging informative reflective slow-paced

320 pages

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WINNER OF THE 2020 CHAUTAUQUA PRIZE ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 "Engrossing, beautiful, and deeply imaginative, Out of Darkness, Shining Light is a novel that lends voice to those who appeared only as footnotes in history, yet whose final, br...
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Moods

reflective 75%
adventurous 66%
informative 66%
emotional 33%
challenging 25%
dark 16%
funny 16%
sad 16%
mysterious 8%
tense 8%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 46%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Character: 28% | Plot: 28%

Strong character development?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 27%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 72% | No: 27%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 8%

Average rating

3.66