The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas

The White Hotel

D.M. Thomas

240 pages first pub 1981 (editions)

fiction erotica literary reflective slow-paced


A novel of searing eroticism and sensuality set against the broad sweep of twentieth-century history, the Booker Prize shortlisted THE WHITE HOTEL is a modern classic.

Community Reviews Summary of 181 reviews


dark 85%
challenging 57%
emotional 57%
sad 57%
mysterious 42%
tense 42%
informative 28%
funny 14%
reflective 14%


medium 57%
slow 28%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 60% | Yes: 40%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

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