The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie

The Portable Veblen

Elizabeth Mckenzie

fiction contemporary literary funny lighthearted reflective slow-paced

430 pages | first published 2016


The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars l...
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summary of 249 ratings (see reviews)


funny 100%
emotional 75%
lighthearted 50%
reflective 50%
informative 25%


medium 75%
slow 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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