An Exquisite Sense of What Is Beautiful by J. David Simons

An Exquisite Sense of What Is Beautiful

J. David Simons

294 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction literary informative reflective sad slow-paced


An eminent British writer returns to the resort hotel in the Japanese mountains where he once spent a beautiful, snowed-in winter. It was there he fell in love and wrote his best-selling novel, The Waterwheel, accusing America of being in denial a...

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informative 66%
sad 66%
reflective 33%


slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

No: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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