Solenoid by Mircea Cărtărescu

Solenoid

Mircea Cărtărescu with Sean Cotter (Translator)

639 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction literary reflective slow-paced

Description

A highly-acclaimed master work of fiction from Cărtărescu, author of Blinding: an existence (and eventually a cosmos) created by forking paths.Based on Cărtărescu's own role as a high school teacher, Solenoid begins with the mundane details of a d...

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Community Reviews Summary of 105 reviews

Moods

mysterious 83%
challenging 70%
reflective 70%
dark 66%
emotional 33%
sad 33%
adventurous 16%
tense 16%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 8%
funny 4%
informative 4%
relaxing 4%

Pace

slow 86%
medium 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 40% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 37% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 57% | It's complicated: 21% | Yes: 21%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 46% | Yes: 46% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.2

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