Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Hotel Silence

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir with Brian FitzGibbon (Translator)

fiction contemporary hopeful reflective sad medium-paced

220 pages | first published 2016

Description

A funny, wistful and utterly beguiling novel about a man whose life is falling apart, and how he learns to put it back together JÓNAS FEELS LIKE HIS LIFE IS OVER. His wife has left him, his mother is slipping deeper into dementia, and his da...
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Moods

hopeful 86%
reflective 79%
emotional 55%
sad 44%
dark 34%
inspiring 18%
funny 16%
adventurous 9%
mysterious 9%
lighthearted 4%
challenging 2%
relaxing 2%
tense 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 31%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 7% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 22% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.83