Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Harlem Shuffle

Harlem #1

Colson Whitehead

fiction crime historical literary adventurous tense medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2021

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From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.“Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked . . .”To his customers an...
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Summary of 2475 reviews

Moods

tense 56%
adventurous 53%
dark 37%
reflective 32%
mysterious 26%
funny 22%
emotional 18%
challenging 16%
sad 9%
informative 7%
hopeful 4%
lighthearted 2%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 31%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 27% | Plot: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 32% | No: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 6%

Average rating

3.65

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