The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

The Lying Life of Adults

Elena Ferrante with Ann Goldstein (Translator)

fiction literary emotional reflective slow-paced

324 pages | first published 2019

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A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost DaughterGiovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, ...
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Summary of 3202 reviews

Moods

reflective 79%
emotional 66%
dark 35%
tense 25%
challenging 24%
sad 21%
funny 7%
mysterious 7%
adventurous 5%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 3%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 42%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 88% | A mix: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 41% | Yes: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.75

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