Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Nutshell

Ian McEwan

fiction contemporary mystery mysterious reflective medium-paced

208 pages | first published 2016

Description

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 45%
tense 41%
mysterious 36%
funny 34%
challenging 27%
emotional 14%
adventurous 9%
lighthearted 7%
sad 5%
informative 1%
inspiring 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 38%
medium 32%
fast 29%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 37% | A mix: 34% | Plot: 27%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 70% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 89% | N/A: 8% | Yes: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 8%

Average rating

3.58