Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones

288 pages first pub 1990 (editions)

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In which a humble young carpet merchant wins, then loses, the princess of his dreamsFar to the south of the land of Ingary, in the Sultanates of Rashpuht, there lived in the city of Zanzib a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer named Abdull...

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Community Reviews Summary of 8,250 reviews

Moods

adventurous 95%
lighthearted 78%
funny 65%
mysterious 17%
relaxing 15%
hopeful 13%
inspiring 6%
emotional 4%
challenging 2%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 40%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Plot: 43% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 43% | No: 39% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 9% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 44% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.73

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