Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Alif the Unseen

G. Willow Wilson

fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous challenging medium-paced

433 pages | first published 2012

Description

In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients—dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups—from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif—the first letter of the Arabic...

Community Reviews

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Moods

adventurous 95%
mysterious 31%
emotional 27%
hopeful 22%
tense 22%
reflective 18%
funny 13%
informative 13%
challenging 9%
dark 9%
inspiring 9%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 36%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | No: 23%

Average rating

3.87