Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse

Black Rain

Masuji Ibuse with John Bester (Translator)

304 pages first pub 1965 (editions)

fiction historical reflective slow-paced

Description

Black Rain is centered around the story of a young woman who was caught in the radioactive "black rain" that fell after the bombing of Hiroshima. lbuse bases his tale on real-life diaries and interviews with victims of the holocaust; the result is...

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Community Reviews Summary of 228 reviews

Moods

dark 75%
sad 75%
informative 56%
challenging 43%
reflective 43%
emotional 25%
tense 12%

Pace

slow 80%
medium 13%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 40% | A mix: 33% | Character: 20% | N/A: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 64% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14% | Yes: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 21% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | Yes: 21% | N/A: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 14%

Average rating

3.82

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