The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

The Candy House

Goon Squad #2

Jennifer Egan

334 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary science fiction challenging reflective medium-paced
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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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Community Reviews Summary of 5,238 reviews

Moods

reflective 75%
challenging 53%
emotional 35%
mysterious 34%
adventurous 22%
funny 21%
dark 20%
hopeful 11%
tense 10%
inspiring 7%
sad 7%
informative 5%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 21%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 36% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 25% | No: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 14% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.73

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