Secret Life by Jeff VanderMeer, Theo Ellsworth

184 pages first pub 2004 (editions)

fiction fantasy short stories adventurous slow-paced


An uncanny and eye-opening journey into a mysterious building, adapted from a short story by Jeff VanderMeerTo the west: trees. To the east: a mall. North: fast food. South: darkness. And at the centre is The Building, an office building wherein s...

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Community Reviews Summary of 55 reviews


dark 87%
mysterious 75%
adventurous 62%
emotional 37%
funny 37%
reflective 37%
lighthearted 12%
sad 12%


fast 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 25% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | N/A: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | N/A: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

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