The Haunting of Tram Car 015

P. Djèlí Clark

fiction fantasy science fiction
adventurous mysterious fast-paced

144 pages | first published 2019

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark’s short fiction, where humans live and work alongside otherworldly beings; the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities handles the issues that can arise between the magical and the mundane. Senior Agent Hamed al-Nasr shows his new partner Agent Onsi the ropes of investigation when they are called to subdue a dangerous, possessed tram car. What starts off as a simple matter of exorcism, however, becomes more complicated as the origins of the demon inside are revealed.

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Moods

adventurous 83%
mysterious 67%
lighthearted 44%
funny 43%
tense 12%
hopeful 8%
dark 4%
informative 4%
inspiring 2%
reflective 2%
relaxing 2%
challenging 1%
sad 1%

Pace

fast 72%
medium 27%

Strong character development?

No: 41% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 6% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 47% | Yes: 34% | N/A: 10% | It's complicated: 7%

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4.16