Bad News by Edward St Aubyn

242 pages first pub 1992 (editions)

fiction contemporary dark funny reflective slow-paced
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Twenty-two years old and in the grip of a massive addiction, Patrick Melrose is forced to fly to New York to collect his father’s ashes. Over the course of a weekend, Patrick’s remorseless search for drugs on the avenues of Manhattan, haunted by o...

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Community Reviews Summary of 325 reviews

Moods

dark 100%
funny 54%
sad 34%
challenging 31%
emotional 29%
tense 25%
reflective 18%
adventurous 2%
hopeful 2%

Pace

medium 46%
fast 29%
slow 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 16%

Strong character development?

No: 65% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 15%

Loveable characters?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | Yes: 6% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.67

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