The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie

The Portable Veblen

Elizabeth Mckenzie

430 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary funny lighthearted reflective slow-paced

Description

Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for FictionFinalist for the Baileys Prize for Women's FictionAn exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor The Po...

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Community Reviews Summary of 933 reviews

Moods

funny 75%
lighthearted 53%
emotional 50%
reflective 43%
hopeful 18%
adventurous 12%
challenging 12%
dark 12%
informative 9%
mysterious 9%
sad 6%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 36%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 70% | A mix: 29%

Strong character development?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 7% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 56% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Average rating

3.43

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