Sons by Pearl S. Buck

320 pages first pub 1932 (editions)

fiction classics historical emotional reflective sad slow-paced


Second in the trilogy that began with The Good Earth, Buck's classic and starkly real tale of sons rising against their honored fathers tells of the bitter struggle to the death between the old and the new in China. Revolutions sweep the vast nati...

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Community Reviews Summary of 91 reviews


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


slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 60% | No: 20% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 40% | Yes: 40% | N/A: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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