The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Overstory

Richard Powers

502 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction literary emotional inspiring reflective slow-paced

Description

Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeNew York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018"The best novel ever written about trees, and r...

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Community Reviews Summary of 12,477 reviews

Moods

reflective 82%
emotional 60%
inspiring 52%
challenging 50%
informative 49%
sad 42%
hopeful 27%
adventurous 24%
dark 16%
tense 11%
mysterious 8%
relaxing 3%
funny 1%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 31%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 52% | A mix: 38% | Plot: 8% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.14

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