The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus

The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus

fiction fantasy romance mysterious slow-paced

315 pages | first published 2018

Description

It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker,...
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Moods

emotional 75%
dark 63%
hopeful 48%
mysterious 48%
tense 42%
adventurous 33%
sad 33%
reflective 30%
challenging 24%
inspiring 15%
funny 9%
relaxing 6%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 25%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | No: 14% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 34% | No: 24% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

3.87