fiction dystopian science fiction challenging dark tense medium-paced

217 pages | first published 2012

Description

Set against the backdrop of a failed political uprising, The Queue is a chilling debut that evokes Orwellian dystopia, Kafkaesque surrealism, and a very real vision of life after the Arab Spring.In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Mid...
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Moods

dark 77%
tense 62%
mysterious 44%
challenging 40%
reflective 22%
emotional 14%
sad 11%
funny 3%
inspiring 3%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 42%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 17% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 21% | Yes: 21%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 35% | Yes: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | N/A: 5% | No: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 47% | No: 29% | Yes: 23%

Average rating

3.63