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195 pages | first published 2014

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The first volume of the extraordinary Southern Reach trilogy. 'Creepy and fascinating' Stephen King. Welcome to Area X. An Edenic wilderness, an environmental disaster zone, a mystery for thirty years. For thirty years, Area X, monitored by the se...
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Moods

mysterious 88%
dark 74%
tense 64%
adventurous 55%
challenging 37%
reflective 27%
emotional 10%
sad 6%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 26%
slow 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Character: 27% | Plot: 24%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 29% | No: 24%

Loveable characters?

No: 47% | It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 46% | It's complicated: 22% | Yes: 19% | N/A: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

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3.77

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