Atonement by Ian McEwan

Atonement

Ian McEwan

fiction historical romance emotional reflective slow-paced

368 pages | first published 2001

Description

National Bestseller Ian McEwan's symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose. On ...
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Moods

emotional 82%
sad 72%
reflective 69%
dark 38%
tense 26%
challenging 25%
mysterious 12%
adventurous 5%
hopeful 5%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%

Pace

slow 52%
medium 43%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 25% | No: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 6% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.91