fiction history literary adventurous challenging slow-paced

446 pages

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Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017Winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize"A soaring and sublime epic. One of those great stories that was just waiting to be told."--Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-winning...
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summary of 302 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

challenging 62%
reflective 55%
adventurous 51%
emotional 46%
dark 34%
mysterious 34%
informative 27%
sad 27%
funny 11%
tense 11%
inspiring 9%
hopeful 6%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 35%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 43%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 39% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 58% | Yes: 23% | No: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 7% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.98