The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

fiction contemporary emotional reflective medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2003

Description

With a new afterword from Jhumpa Lahiri, a new edition of the contemporary classic. "Dazzling...An intimate, closely observed family portrait."--The New York Times "Hugely appealing."--People Magazine "An exquisitely detailed family saga."--En...
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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