White Hotel by D.M. Thomas

White Hotel

D.M. Thomas

240 pages first pub 1981 (editions)

fiction erotica literary reflective slow-paced


The White Hotel is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. A horrifying yet restrained narrative to the holocaust, this is a vision of the wounds of our century, and an...

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Community Reviews Summary of 190 reviews


dark 87%
challenging 62%
emotional 50%
mysterious 50%
sad 50%
tense 37%
informative 25%
reflective 25%
funny 12%


medium 62%
slow 25%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 16%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

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