Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Dept. of Speculation

Jenny Offill

fiction contemporary emotional reflective sad fast-paced

179 pages | first published 2014

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Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pa...
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Moods

emotional 85%
reflective 81%
sad 52%
funny 29%
dark 18%
challenging 16%
hopeful 11%
tense 7%
informative 5%
mysterious 3%
inspiring 2%
relaxing 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

fast 54%
medium 35%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 78% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 41% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 29% | No: 26% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | N/A: 7% | It's complicated: 3% | Yes: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 6%

Average rating

3.84