Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer

Hummingbird Salamander

Jeff VanderMeer

372 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction speculative fiction thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced
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’Frankly superb. This pummelling eco-thriller camouflages the true ‘understory’ of societal collapse, and glows in the dark with original thinking’ David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue  A speculative thriller about the end of all things, set in...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,891 reviews

Moods

mysterious 84%
dark 68%
tense 55%
adventurous 43%
challenging 41%
reflective 32%
sad 18%
emotional 14%
informative 6%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 46%
slow 42%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Plot: 27% | Character: 18%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 35% | No: 22%

Loveable characters?

No: 68% | It's complicated: 27% | Yes: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 10%

Average rating

3.27

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