Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Small Things Like These

Claire Keegan

fiction historical dark emotional reflective slow-paced

112 pages | first published 2021

Description

An exquisite winter tale of courage - and its cost, set in Catholic Ireland. It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he...
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Moods

emotional 70%
reflective 70%
dark 55%
hopeful 55%
sad 40%
inspiring 29%
challenging 22%
informative 14%
mysterious 11%
tense 11%

Pace

medium 44%
slow 37%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 36% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | N/A: 16% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 45% | Yes: 33% | No: 20%

Average rating

4.46