A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki

400 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki--shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award "A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or...

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Community Reviews Summary of 13,231 reviews

Moods

reflective 80%
emotional 77%
sad 54%
dark 49%
mysterious 38%
hopeful 37%
challenging 36%
inspiring 24%
funny 20%
adventurous 16%
informative 15%
tense 14%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 37%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 34% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.19

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