The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

The Book of Form and Emptiness

Ruth Ozeki

fiction contemporary literary magical realism emotional reflective sad medium-paced

560 pages | first published 2021

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One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house – a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn’t und...
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Summary of 1564 reviews

Moods

emotional 85%
reflective 73%
sad 56%
hopeful 41%
challenging 40%
dark 37%
inspiring 20%
mysterious 19%
funny 13%
tense 13%
adventurous 12%
informative 7%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 43%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 73% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.1

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