The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

fiction contemporary emotional reflective medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2003

Description

Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. ...
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Moods

reflective 86%
emotional 77%
sad 31%
hopeful 25%
inspiring 21%
challenging 9%
informative 8%
tense 6%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 5%
adventurous 4%
dark 3%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 34%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 13% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 9% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 10%

Average rating

4.0