Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Max Porter

fiction literary magical realism dark emotional sad fast-paced

114 pages | first published 2015

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In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visi...
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Summary of 5129 reviews

Moods

emotional 78%
sad 73%
dark 66%
reflective 64%
hopeful 29%
challenging 27%
funny 22%
mysterious 15%
inspiring 9%
tense 5%

Pace

fast 55%
medium 25%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 6% | N/A: 2% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 6% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 9% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 15% | Yes: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 16% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.84

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