Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

Burnt Shadows

Kamila Shamsie

fiction historical emotional slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2009

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The morning of August 9, 1945 breaks dreary and unspectacular in the city of Nagasaki. Nonetheless, twenty-one year-old Hiroko Tanaka is elated: she is in love. Her emerging romance with the displaced German Konrad Weiss offers release from the gr...
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Summary of 351 reviews

Moods

emotional 82%
sad 75%
reflective 68%
challenging 44%
informative 34%
tense 34%
dark 31%
inspiring 24%
adventurous 20%
hopeful 17%
funny 10%

Pace

slow 44%
medium 44%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 73% | Character: 26%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 8% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 43% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 45% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.96

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