Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

320 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced
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England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young, alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on in this national best seller and winner of the Women's P...

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Community Reviews Summary of 33,856 reviews

Moods

emotional 90%
sad 77%
reflective 58%
dark 22%
challenging 13%
mysterious 10%
tense 10%
informative 8%
inspiring 8%
hopeful 6%
adventurous 4%
relaxing 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 40%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 26% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | No: 27% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.2

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