The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced

291 pages | first published 2003

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'The Namesake' is the story of a boy brought up Indian in America. 'When her grandmother learned of Ashima's pregnancy, she was particularly thrilled at the prospect of naming the family's first sahib. And so Ashima and Ashoke have agreed to put o...
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Moods

reflective 85%
emotional 78%
sad 29%
hopeful 25%
inspiring 17%
informative 9%
challenging 8%
adventurous 6%
lighthearted 6%
relaxing 6%
tense 6%
dark 3%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 29%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 14% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

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4.0

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