fiction contemporary crime mystery mysterious slow-paced

319 pages | first published 2007


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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dark 100%
challenging 83%
mysterious 66%
tense 66%
reflective 33%
adventurous 16%
emotional 16%


slow 83%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 16%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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