fiction classics mystery thriller challenging mysterious medium-paced

181 pages | first published 1953

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Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome, chillingly ruthless and licensed to kill. This, the first of Ian Fleming's tales of secret agent 007, finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called ...
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Moods

adventurous 78%
mysterious 63%
tense 58%
dark 21%
challenging 7%
funny 4%
lighthearted 2%
reflective 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

fast 50%
medium 42%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 78% | A mix: 17% | Character: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 52% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 11%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 84% | It's complicated: 7% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.24