Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Exciting Times

Naoise Dolan

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ emotional funny reflective slow-paced

288 pages | first published 2020

Description

Ava, newly arrived in Hong Kong from Dublin, spends her days teaching English to rich children.Julian is a banker who likes to spend money on Ava but when she asks whether he loves her, cannot say more than 'I like you a great deal'.Enter Edith, a...
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Moods

reflective 73%
funny 52%
emotional 40%
lighthearted 18%
sad 11%
challenging 9%
dark 9%
tense 7%
relaxing 6%
hopeful 5%
adventurous 3%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 38%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 92% | A mix: 4% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 31% | No: 29%

Loveable characters?

No: 45% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 56% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.44