Either/Or by Elif Batuman

Either/Or

Idiot #2

Elif Batuman

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced

368 pages | first published 2022

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A pitch perfect encapsulation of one young woman’s quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood In 1996, Selin, the bookish, language-obsessed daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives at Harvard fo...
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Summary of 261 reviews

Moods

reflective 93%
funny 85%
emotional 42%
adventurous 20%
challenging 20%
lighthearted 16%
inspiring 13%
hopeful 12%
informative 9%
sad 6%
dark 4%
relaxing 4%
mysterious 2%
tense 2%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 32%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 90% | A mix: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 15%

Average rating

4.42

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