The Blue Fox by Sjón

The Blue Fox

Sjón with Victoria Cribb (Translator)

112 pages first pub 2003 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical magical realism reflective slow-paced
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WINNER OF THE NORDIC LITERARY PRIZE AND NOMINATED FOR THE ICELANDIC LITERATURE PRIZEThe year is 1883. The stark Icelandic winter landscape is the backdrop. We follow the priest, Skugga-Baldur, on his hunt for the enigmatic blue fox. From there we’...

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Moods

mysterious 69%
reflective 52%
dark 49%
adventurous 34%
emotional 21%
sad 21%
challenging 14%
funny 8%
tense 7%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 3%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 40%
fast 36%
slow 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 27% | Plot: 19% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 39% | It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 12% | N/A: 7%

Average rating

3.59

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