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...
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Moods

adventurous 96%
mysterious 45%
emotional 35%
hopeful 22%
reflective 22%
dark 19%
inspiring 19%
tense 19%
challenging 16%
funny 16%
informative 12%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 38%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Plot: 29% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 4%

Average rating

3.86