Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Nutshell

Ian McEwan

fiction contemporary mystery mysterious reflective medium-paced

208 pages | first published 2016

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Nutshell is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master.To be bound in a nutshell, see the world in t...

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Moods

dark 63%
reflective 51%
funny 42%
tense 42%
mysterious 39%
challenging 30%
emotional 15%
sad 12%
lighthearted 9%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

fast 39%
slow 33%
medium 27%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Character: 33% | Plot: 22%

Strong character development?

No: 43% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 73% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 93% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.57