The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

The Stationery Shop

Marjan Kamali with Mozhan Marnò

fiction historical emotional medium-paced

9 hours, 13 minutes | first published 2019

Description

1953, Tehran. Roya loves nothing better than to while away the hours in the local stationery shop run by Mr. Fakhri. The store, stocked with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick pads of writing paper, also carries translations of literature...
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Moods

emotional 94%
sad 71%
reflective 53%
hopeful 29%
inspiring 19%
informative 12%
tense 10%
adventurous 9%
challenging 8%
mysterious 7%
dark 5%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 74%
fast 14%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Character: 41% | Plot: 16%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | No: 35% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.22