The Last Chairlift by John Irving

The Last Chairlift

John Irving

912 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional funny reflective slow-paced

Description

In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant. Back home, in New England, Little Ra...

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Community Reviews Summary of 150 reviews

Moods

emotional 70%
reflective 68%
funny 51%
sad 40%
dark 30%
challenging 28%
hopeful 23%
adventurous 11%
inspiring 10%
mysterious 8%
informative 6%
tense 5%
lighthearted 3%

Pace

slow 67%
medium 32%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.61

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