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 94%
challenging 68%
reflective 51%
funny 48%
tense 48%
emotional 40%
adventurous 22%
mysterious 20%
sad 20%
informative 17%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 25%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 48%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 65% | No: 21% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 18%

Average rating

4.02