Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Nutshell

Ian McEwan

224 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary mystery mysterious reflective medium-paced

Description

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a wi...

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Moods

dark 65%
reflective 46%
tense 42%
funny 38%
mysterious 35%
challenging 23%
emotional 15%
sad 9%
adventurous 8%
lighthearted 7%
informative 1%
inspiring 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 47%
fast 27%
slow 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Character: 28% | Plot: 23%

Strong character development?

No: 49% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 18%

Loveable characters?

No: 70% | It's complicated: 23% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 13%

Average rating

3.59

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