The Nice And The Good by Iris Murdoch

In this novel, a complex web of relationships unfolds against the backdrop of a mysterious death at a government office, which prompts an investigation by a civil servant. As the story progresses, the lives of the characters intertwine, revealing their moral dilemmas, personal struggles, and search for love and goodness. Set in London and a remote coastal community, the narrative delves into themes of ethics, human nature, and the often blurry line between the nice and the good, challenging the characters to confront their own shortcomings and desires while navigating the intricacies of their interconnected lives.

The 5958th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 66

Since this book was first published in 1968, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 66.0.

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