Bewilderment by Richard Powers

Bewilderment

Richard Powers

fiction science fiction emotional reflective sad slow-paced

288 pages | first published 2021

Description

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endang...
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Moods

emotional 88%
reflective 87%
sad 83%
challenging 46%
dark 41%
informative 32%
inspiring 25%
hopeful 20%
adventurous 16%
tense 16%
mysterious 10%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 38%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 78% | A mix: 20% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 14%

Average rating

4.08