The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

The Candy House

Jennifer Egan

334 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction literary science fiction challenging reflective medium-paced

Description

The Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton, whose company, Mandala, is so successful that he is “one of those tech demi-gods with whom we’re all on a first name basis.” Bix is 40, with four kids, restless, desperate for a new...

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Moods

reflective 77%
challenging 56%
emotional 32%
mysterious 31%
funny 21%
dark 20%
adventurous 19%
hopeful 11%
tense 9%
sad 7%
informative 5%
inspiring 5%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 22%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 34% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 36% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 23% | No: 22% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 16% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.8

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