The Beetle by Richard Marsh
The Beetle

Richard Marsh

The Beetle

Richard Marsh

352 pages first pub 1897 (editions)

fiction classics horror dark mysterious tense medium-paced
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Description

It changes its shape at will. It compels others to do its bidding. It inspires terror in all who look on it Eminent politician Paul Lessingham is the toast of Westminster, but when The Beetle arrives from Egypt to hunt him down, the dark and ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 509 reviews

Moods

mysterious 90%
dark 70%
tense 55%
adventurous 42%
challenging 11%
funny 11%
emotional 3%
reflective 3%
sad 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 21%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

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

Strong character development?

No: 70% | It's complicated: 15% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 49% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 30% | Yes: 24% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.37

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