labyrinthine plot <novel>

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Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect

I read a novel and I think the plot is zigzagging, like the road to a mountain. I wrote "The plot of the novel is labyrinthine". Is the bold natural?
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The adjective labyrinthine is a good one for conveying that the plot of a novel or film is exceptionally complex (in fact, Lexico’s main usage example is ‘labyrinthine plots and counterplots’).

    I don’t think I would use it in quite the way you propose, but I would happily weave it into a sentence by referring to a “labyrinthine plot” (using the word attributively, that is).
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