Engleby by Sebastian Faulks

319 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction contemporary crime mystery mysterious slow-paced


Bestselling British author Sebastian Faulks reinvents the unreliable narrator with his singular, haunting creation—Mike Engleby."My name is Mike Engleby, and I'm in my second year at an ancient university." With that brief introduction we meet one...

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Community Reviews Summary of 445 reviews


dark 86%
challenging 52%
mysterious 47%
reflective 39%
tense 34%
sad 13%
emotional 8%
adventurous 4%
funny 4%


medium 50%
slow 45%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 43% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 22%

Loveable characters?

No: 84% | It's complicated: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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