A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki

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422 pages | first published 2013

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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, o...
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Moods

reflective 80%
emotional 74%
sad 52%
dark 45%
challenging 39%
mysterious 36%
hopeful 34%
inspiring 23%
funny 19%
adventurous 15%
informative 14%
tense 13%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 54%
slow 41%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 32% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.17

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