Last Things by Jenny Offill

Last Things

Jenny Offill

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective slow-paced

272 pages | first published 1999

Description

Grace's father believes in science and builds his daughter a dollhouse with lights that really work. Grace's mother takes her skinny-dipping in the lake and teaches her about African hyena men who devour their wives in their sleep. Grace's world, ...
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Moods

dark 75%
emotional 75%
adventurous 25%
challenging 25%
hopeful 25%
informative 25%
inspiring 25%
mysterious 25%
reflective 25%
sad 25%

Pace

medium 75%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.81