fiction classics historical magical realism emotional reflective sad slow-paced

352 pages | first published 1987

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eig...
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summary of 12289 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

dark 86%
emotional 76%
sad 70%
challenging 62%
reflective 50%
mysterious 37%
tense 37%
informative 7%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 4%
adventurous 1%

Pace

slow 54%
medium 42%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 67% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 61% | Yes: 26% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 3% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.03