The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson

The True Deceiver

Tove Jansson with Thomas Teal (Translator)

fiction literary reflective slow-paced

181 pages | first published 1982

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A New York Review Books OriginalWinner of the Best Translated Book AwardDeception--the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others--is the subject of this, Tove Jansson's most unnerving and unpredictable novel. Here Jansson takes a darker l...
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Summary of 461 reviews

Moods

reflective 67%
emotional 41%
tense 35%
dark 32%
mysterious 32%
challenging 19%
sad 16%
hopeful 12%
funny 9%
relaxing 6%
adventurous 3%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 3%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 45%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 4% | N/A: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 3% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | Yes: 23% | No: 15% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 56% | N/A: 24% | It's complicated: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.85

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