Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn

278 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction contemporary dark funny slow-paced
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The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril. Caught up in the wreckage of broken promises, child-rearing, adultery and assisted suicide, Patrick finds his wife Mary consumed by motherhood, his mother in thrall to a New Age foundation,...

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Community Reviews Summary of 572 reviews

Moods

dark 80%
emotional 40%
funny 40%
reflective 40%
sad 35%
challenging 30%
tense 20%
informative 5%

Pace

medium 45%
slow 40%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | Plot: 6% | A mix: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 44% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 22%

Loveable characters?

No: 44% | It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 82% | N/A: 11% | Yes: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.65

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