Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue

Sudden Death

Álvaro Enrigue with Natasha Wimmer (Translator)

fiction historical history literary adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced

272 pages


Splendid --New York TimesMind-bending. --Wall Street JournalBrilliantly original. The best new novel I've read this year. --Salman Rushdie A daring, kaleidoscopic novel about the clash of empires and ideas, told through a tennis match in the sixte...
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informative 75%
challenging 50%
dark 50%
reflective 50%
adventurous 25%
mysterious 25%
tense 25%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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