fiction historical literary emotional reflective slow-paced

340 pages | first published 1997

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Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide. Equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama, it is the story ...
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Summary of 10135 reviews

Moods

emotional 78%
sad 68%
reflective 62%
dark 61%
challenging 47%
tense 27%
mysterious 26%
funny 7%
adventurous 6%
informative 6%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 58%
medium 38%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 40% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 37% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.95

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