Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

Death in Her Hands

Ottessa Moshfegh

fiction literary mystery dark mysterious slow-paced

272 pages | first published 2020

Description

An] intricate and unsettling new novel . . . Death in Her Hands is not a murder mystery, nor is it really a story about self-deception or the perils of escapism. Rather, it's a haunting meditation on the nature and meaning of art.-Kevin Power, Th...
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Moods

dark 85%
mysterious 85%
tense 38%
reflective 35%
challenging 22%
sad 22%
emotional 17%
adventurous 9%
funny 8%

Pace

slow 60%
medium 29%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 14% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 43% | No: 33% | Yes: 22% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | N/A: 7% | It's complicated: 3% | Yes: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.31