The Return of Faraz Ali by Aamina Ahmad

The Return of Faraz Ali

Aamina Ahmad

fiction literary dark emotional reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2022

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Sent back to his birthplace--Lahore's notorious red-light district--to hush up the murder of a girl, a man finds himself in an unexpected reckoning with his past.Not since childhood has Faraz returned to the Mohalla, in Lahore's walled inner city,...
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Summary of 45 reviews

Moods

dark 75%
emotional 71%
reflective 57%
sad 50%
mysterious 39%
challenging 35%
adventurous 25%
informative 25%
tense 21%
hopeful 7%

Pace

medium 76%
slow 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 43% | N/A: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 36% | No: 9% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 4%

Average rating

4.09

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