On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

246 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

An instant New York Times Bestseller Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction ...

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Moods

emotional 90%
reflective 81%
sad 69%
dark 37%
challenging 32%
inspiring 18%
hopeful 13%
tense 12%
informative 6%
mysterious 2%
adventurous 1%
funny 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 46%
medium 45%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 10% | N/A: 2% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 10% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 9% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.15

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