Beatlebone by Kevin Barry

Beatlebone

Kevin Barry

299 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction music reflective slow-paced

Description

A searing, surreal novel that blends fantasy and reality—and Beatles fandom—from one of literature’s most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to t...

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Community Reviews Summary of 239 reviews

Moods

reflective 83%
mysterious 66%
funny 58%
dark 50%
emotional 41%
adventurous 25%
challenging 25%
inspiring 16%
sad 16%
relaxing 8%
tense 8%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 41%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

No: 40% | Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 22%

Average rating

3.45

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