fiction contemporary reflective medium-paced

288 pages | first published 2012

Description

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2012Set in northwest London, Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragicomic novel follows four locals—Leah, Natalie, Fox, and Nathan—as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council esta...
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summary of 2028 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

reflective 75%
emotional 61%
challenging 49%
funny 31%
sad 20%
dark 19%
tense 16%
adventurous 8%
hopeful 4%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 35%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 13% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | No: 28% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.52