Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh

Gun Island

Amitav Ghosh

352 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction historical literary adventurous reflective slow-paced
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Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta's world upside down.A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey; ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 693 reviews

Moods

adventurous 79%
mysterious 67%
reflective 54%
informative 35%
emotional 30%
hopeful 27%
inspiring 21%
challenging 16%
tense 11%
dark 10%
sad 8%
funny 4%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 23%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 46% | A mix: 45% | Character: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 38% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 52% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.62

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