The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat

The Blind Owl

Sadegh Hedayat with D.P. Costello (Translator)

148 pages first pub 1935 (editions)

fiction literary challenging dark slow-paced

Description

Considered the most important work of modern Iranian literature, The Blind Owl is a haunting tale of loss and spiritual degradation. Replete with potent symbolism and terrifying surrealistic imagery, Sadegh Hedayat's masterpice details a young man...

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Community Reviews Summary of 914 reviews

Moods

dark 94%
challenging 63%
mysterious 51%
tense 39%
reflective 37%
sad 27%
emotional 19%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%

Pace

slow 40%
medium 36%
fast 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 70% | A mix: 14% | N/A: 7% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

No: 76% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 56% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 10% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.84

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