The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

The Friend

Sigrid Nunez

fiction literary emotional hopeful reflective slow-paced

212 pages | first published 2018

Description

WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A beautiful book ... a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love. --Wall Street Journal A penetrating, mo...
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Moods

reflective 85%
emotional 80%
sad 62%
dark 28%
funny 25%
hopeful 21%
challenging 12%
informative 11%
inspiring 8%
mysterious 5%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 2%
tense 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 38%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 96% | A mix: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 76% | N/A: 9% | It's complicated: 8% | Yes: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 16%

Average rating

3.83