The Instructions by Adam Levin

The Instructions

Adam Levin

1030 pages first pub 2010 (editions)

fiction contemporary challenging reflective medium-paced


Beginning with a chance encounter with the beautiful Eliza June Watermark and ending, four days and 900 pages later, with the Events of November 17, this is the story of Gurion Maccabee, age ten: a lover, a fighter, a scholar, and a truly spectacu...

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challenging 66%
dark 66%
funny 66%
tense 66%
adventurous 33%
emotional 33%
mysterious 33%


slow 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

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