Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Leave the World Behind

Rumaan Alam

256 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced

Description

A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrongAmanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City...

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Community Reviews Summary of 13,170 reviews

Moods

mysterious 81%
tense 74%
dark 66%
challenging 27%
reflective 27%
emotional 18%
sad 8%
adventurous 7%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 44%
slow 35%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 37% | Character: 37% | Plot: 22% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 58% | It's complicated: 21% | Yes: 17% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 61% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 20% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.25

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