fiction contemporary literary challenging reflective slow-paced

272 pages | first published 2016

Description

A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both. Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a ...
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Moods

reflective 86%
challenging 38%
emotional 38%
funny 30%
hopeful 20%
inspiring 16%
relaxing 14%
sad 14%
informative 10%
mysterious 8%
lighthearted 7%
dark 3%
adventurous 1%
tense 1%

Pace

slow 44%
medium 43%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 11% | N/A: 2% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 37% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 65% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 27% | Yes: 26% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.82