The Beetle by Richard Marsh

The Beetle

Richard Marsh

364 pages first pub 1897 (editions)

fiction classics horror dark mysterious tense medium-paced

Description

'The Beetle' (1897) tells the story of a fantastical creature, "born of neither god nor man," with supernatural and hypnotic powers, who stalks British politician Paul Lessingham through fin de siecle London in search of vengeance for the defileme...

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Community Reviews Summary of 479 reviews

Moods

mysterious 88%
dark 71%
tense 54%
adventurous 43%
challenging 13%
funny 9%
emotional 3%
reflective 3%
sad 1%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 23%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 75% | A mix: 16% | Character: 8%

Strong character development?

No: 68% | It's complicated: 15% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 10% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 37% | No: 34% | Yes: 25% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.37

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