The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Committed

Viet Thanh Nguyen

fiction literary thriller dark funny slow-paced

368 pages | first published 2021

Description

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 85%
challenging 66%
reflective 52%
tense 47%
funny 45%
emotional 39%
adventurous 27%
mysterious 18%
sad 18%
informative 12%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 31%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 51% | A mix: 48%

Strong character development?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | No: 23% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 13%

Average rating

3.99