fiction classics fantasy adventurous challenging slow-paced

366 pages | first published 1977

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The legendary precursor to The Lord of the Rings"A creation of singular beauty . . . magnificent in its best moments."--The Washington Post  Set primarily in the First Age of Middle-earth, The Silmarillion contains the legend of the creation of th...
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Moods

adventurous 80%
challenging 55%
dark 37%
informative 36%
emotional 22%
inspiring 22%
mysterious 22%
sad 22%
reflective 20%
tense 13%
hopeful 12%
relaxing 2%
funny 1%

Pace

slow 81%
medium 15%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 57% | A mix: 32% | Character: 6% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 30% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 31% | No: 14% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 38% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 15% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.99

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