What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Raymond Carver

fiction classics short stories reflective medium-paced

159 pages | first published 1981

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Moods

reflective 84%
emotional 69%
dark 61%
sad 53%
tense 30%
challenging 23%
funny 23%
mysterious 15%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 35%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 30% | N/A: 30% | Yes: 30% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 8% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 45% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16%

Average rating

3.91