Long Division by Kiese Laymon

Long Division

Kiese Laymon

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging funny medium-paced

276 pages | first published 2013

Description

Kiese Laymon’s debut novel is a Twain-esque exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in Post-Katrina Mississippi, written in a voice that’s alternately funny, lacerating, and wise. The book contains two interwove...
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Moods

adventurous 78%
mysterious 71%
funny 65%
challenging 59%
emotional 56%
reflective 50%
dark 25%
hopeful 25%
tense 21%
sad 15%
inspiring 12%
lighthearted 9%
informative 3%

Pace

medium 54%
fast 35%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Plot: 30% | Character: 13%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 20%

Average rating

3.89