In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell

In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

Matt Bell

fiction fantasy magical realism reflective slow-paced

312 pages | first published 2013

Description

In this epic, mythical debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply, to fish the lake, to trap the nearby woods, and build a house upon ...
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Community Reviews

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Moods

dark 75%
reflective 75%
emotional 50%
mysterious 50%
tense 25%

Pace

slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.27