Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Boy Swallows Universe

Trent Dalton

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464 pages | first published 2018

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A novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane's violent working class suburban fringe - from one of Australia's most exciting new writers.Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a ...
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Summary of 2397 reviews

Moods

emotional 67%
adventurous 65%
dark 51%
mysterious 42%
hopeful 36%
funny 34%
reflective 33%
tense 32%
challenging 24%
sad 24%
inspiring 18%
lighthearted 4%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 69%
slow 16%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Character: 31% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 49% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 15%

Average rating

4.24

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