Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Kindred

Octavia E. Butler with Kim Staunton (Narrator)

fiction classics historical speculative fiction dark emotional tense medium-paced

10 hours, 55 minutes | first published 1979

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The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her...
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Moods

dark 75%
emotional 69%
tense 63%
challenging 54%
sad 42%
reflective 41%
adventurous 35%
informative 22%
mysterious 16%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 3%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 32%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 27% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 68% | Yes: 19% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

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4.37

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