Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Harlem Shuffle

Colson Whitehead

fiction historical literary mystery adventurous reflective tense medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2021

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 cust...
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Moods

tense 46%
adventurous 37%
reflective 37%
mysterious 31%
dark 28%
funny 25%
challenging 21%
emotional 21%
informative 9%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 3%
sad 3%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 40%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 34% | Plot: 12% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 15% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 34% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 6% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 9%

Average rating

3.69