The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective medium-paced

291 pages | first published 2003

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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 85%
emotional 77%
sad 29%
hopeful 25%
inspiring 16%
challenging 9%
informative 9%
adventurous 6%
tense 6%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 5%
funny 3%
dark 2%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 29%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 13% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

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