Babel by R.F. Kuang

Babel

R.F. Kuang

546 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical literary challenging dark emotional medium-paced

Description

A new dark academic fantasy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Poppy WarTraduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.The city of dreaming spires.It is the centre of all knowledge and progress in the world....

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Community Reviews Summary of 13,261 reviews

Moods

dark 79%
emotional 65%
challenging 62%
reflective 51%
tense 50%
informative 43%
sad 42%
adventurous 39%
mysterious 24%
inspiring 20%
hopeful 12%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 33%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 68% | Character: 18% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 99%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.51

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