A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet

A Children's Bible

Lydia Millet

fiction contemporary literary reflective fast-paced

224 pages | first published 2020

Description

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet’s sublime new novel—her first since the National Book Award long-listed Sweet Lamb of Heaven—follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside man...
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Moods

dark 74%
reflective 52%
tense 46%
adventurous 45%
challenging 30%
sad 29%
emotional 23%
mysterious 23%
funny 19%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 3%

Pace

fast 49%
medium 43%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 47% | A mix: 41% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 38% | No: 33% | Yes: 28%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 29% | Yes: 26%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.81