Under the Skin by Michel Faber

Under the Skin

Michel Faber

320 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

fiction horror science fiction dark mysterious tense medium-paced
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In this haunting, entrancing novel, Michel Faber introduces us to Isserley, a female driver who cruises the Scottish Highlands picking up hitchhikers. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as the...

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Moods

dark 92%
mysterious 76%
tense 53%
reflective 35%
challenging 32%
sad 28%
emotional 17%
adventurous 11%
funny 4%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 29%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 34% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 48% | No: 41% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 30% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 10% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.68

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