Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War by Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War

French Trilogy #2

Sebastian Faulks

fiction classics historical emotional reflective slow-paced

483 pages | first published 1993

Description

Published to international critical and popular acclaim, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysfor...
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Moods

emotional 76%
challenging 52%
dark 52%
sad 47%
reflective 41%
tense 35%
inspiring 17%
hopeful 11%
mysterious 11%
adventurous 5%
informative 5%

Pace

slow 70%
medium 29%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 23% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 42% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | No: 38% | It's complicated: 15%

Average rating

3.86