The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischwili

The Eighth Life

Nino Haratischwili with Ruth Martin (Translator), Charlotte Collins (Translator)

944 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction historical emotional reflective sad slow-paced
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An international phenomenon: the unputdownable story of seven women living through the greatest drama of the twentieth century. 1900, Georgia: in the deep south of the Russian Empire, Stasia, the daughter of a famous chocolatier, dreams of ballet ...

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Moods

emotional 88%
sad 67%
reflective 65%
challenging 50%
dark 50%
informative 44%
tense 35%
adventurous 25%
hopeful 24%
inspiring 24%
mysterious 8%
funny 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 39%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 47% | A mix: 45% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 44% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 57% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.52

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