Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Harlem Shuffle

Harlem #1

Colson Whitehead

336 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction crime historical literary adventurous tense medium-paced

Description

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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Community Reviews Summary of 4,652 reviews

Moods

tense 57%
adventurous 53%
dark 38%
reflective 31%
mysterious 28%
funny 23%
emotional 18%
challenging 17%
sad 10%
informative 9%
hopeful 5%
lighthearted 2%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 29%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 28% | Plot: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 19%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 32% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6%

Average rating

3.63

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