Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

Gnomon

Nick Harkaway

688 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

fiction mystery science fiction adventurous mysterious slow-paced

Description

A Best Science Fiction Book of 2017 -- The Guardian From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, comes a virtuosic new novel set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state, that is equal parts dark comedy, gripping det...

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Community Reviews Summary of 583 reviews

Moods

challenging 96%
mysterious 83%
dark 40%
adventurous 36%
reflective 30%
tense 20%
funny 10%
emotional 6%
inspiring 6%
hopeful 3%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 30%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Character: 26% | Plot: 26%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 25% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 36% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.96

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