The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

fiction contemporary 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 76%
sad 33%
hopeful 25%
inspiring 19%
challenging 10%
informative 10%
adventurous 6%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 5%
tense 5%
dark 3%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 32%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 13% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 9%

Average rating

4.0