Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

Mr. Fox

Helen Oyeyemi with Carole Boyd (Narrator)

fiction fantasy magical realism adventurous mysterious reflective medium-paced

8 hours, 25 minutes | first published 2011

Description

Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It is not until Mary, his ...
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Moods

mysterious 65%
challenging 57%
reflective 52%
adventurous 39%
dark 34%
emotional 21%
funny 15%
tense 13%
sad 10%
hopeful 2%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 29%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 18% | N/A: 6%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 46% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | No: 30% | Yes: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 2% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.69