fiction fantasy horror dark mysterious tense slow-paced

513 pages | first published 2004

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It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has ...
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Summary of 3687 reviews

Moods

dark 100%
tense 70%
mysterious 58%
emotional 33%
sad 27%
challenging 26%
adventurous 12%
reflective 9%
hopeful 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 36%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | A mix: 43% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 15% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 37% | No: 33% | Yes: 29%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 9%

Average rating

3.92

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