The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Great Believers

Rebecca Makkai

fiction contemporary historical lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

448 pages | first published 2018

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A dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringin...
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Summary of 6771 reviews

Moods

emotional 92%
sad 86%
reflective 65%
challenging 35%
informative 31%
dark 24%
hopeful 22%
inspiring 21%
funny 9%
tense 8%
adventurous 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 25%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 44% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.45

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