Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Mario Vargas Llosa with Helen R. Lane (Translator)

374 pages first pub 1977 (editions)

fiction classics literary dark slow-paced

Description

Reality merges with fantasy in this hilarious comic novel about the world of radio soap operas and the pitfalls of forbidden passion by the bestselling author of The Storyteller. Sexy, sophisticated, older Aunt Julia, now divorced, seeks a new mat...

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Community Reviews Summary of 704 reviews

Moods

funny 73%
lighthearted 46%
emotional 26%
adventurous 19%
mysterious 19%
challenging 15%
reflective 15%
dark 11%
relaxing 7%
tense 7%
hopeful 3%
sad 3%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 39%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Character: 42% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | No: 38% | It's complicated: 19%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 22% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.73

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