The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Overstory

Richard Powers

fiction contemporary historical literary emotional inspiring reflective slow-paced

512 pages | first published 2018

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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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Summary of 7679 reviews

Moods

reflective 83%
emotional 59%
informative 50%
inspiring 50%
challenging 48%
sad 41%
hopeful 25%
adventurous 23%
dark 16%
tense 9%
mysterious 8%
relaxing 3%
funny 2%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 31%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 52% | A mix: 39% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 22% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.15

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