The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen

fiction literary thriller dark funny slow-paced

368 pages | first published 2021

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The long-awaited new novel from one of America's most highly regarded contemporary writers, The Committed follows the Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris as a refugee. There he and his blood brother Bon try to escape their pasts and prepare for the...
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Moods

dark 88%
challenging 66%
emotional 50%
funny 50%
reflective 50%
tense 44%
informative 27%
sad 27%
mysterious 16%
adventurous 11%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 36%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 42%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 41% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 61% | No: 27% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Average rating

3.98