Remainder by Tom McCarthy


Tom McCarthy

fiction contemporary challenging reflective sad slow-paced

308 pages | first published 2001


A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it.Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions he can’t quite place.How he goes about...

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challenging 100%
dark 100%
mysterious 66%
funny 33%
informative 33%
tense 33%


slow 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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