The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell

The Shape of Darkness

Laura Purcell

fiction historical informative reflective medium-paced

416 pages | first published 2021

Description

As the age of the photograph dawns in Victorian Bath, silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Ced...
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Moods

dark 96%
mysterious 94%
tense 49%
emotional 28%
sad 20%
adventurous 8%
informative 5%
reflective 5%
challenging 1%

Pace

medium 64%
fast 22%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 30% | Character: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 17%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | No: 32% | Yes: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 65% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.97