Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente

384 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction fantasy magical realism adventurous mysterious reflective slow-paced

Description

In the Cities of Coin and Spice and In the Night Garden introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the...

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Community Reviews Summary of 887 reviews

Moods

dark 72%
mysterious 72%
adventurous 50%
emotional 47%
reflective 47%
challenging 45%
sad 27%
hopeful 19%
tense 11%
inspiring 9%
funny 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 45%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 26%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.74

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