At Last by Edward St Aubyn

264 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction contemporary dark funny reflective slow-paced
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As friends, relatives and foes trickle in to pay their final respects to his mother Eleanor, Patrick Melrose finds himself questioning whether a life without parents will be the liberation he has so long imagined. Yet as the memorial service ends ...

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dark 82%
reflective 76%
emotional 58%
funny 47%
challenging 41%
sad 41%
tense 23%
hopeful 11%
inspiring 5%
mysterious 5%


slow 46%
medium 46%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 21%

Loveable characters?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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