The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat

The Blind Owl

Sadegh Hedayat with D.P. Costello (Translator)

fiction literary challenging dark slow-paced

148 pages | first published 1935

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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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Summary of 461 reviews

Moods

dark 94%
challenging 69%
mysterious 40%
reflective 38%
sad 30%
tense 26%
emotional 23%
adventurous 5%

Pace

medium 40%
slow 32%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 54% | N/A: 18% | Plot: 15% | A mix: 12%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 31% | N/A: 11% | Yes: 11%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 8% | Yes: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | N/A: 21% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.8

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