The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami

The Elephant Vanishes

Haruki Murakami

fiction contemporary literary magical realism short stories mysterious reflective medium-paced

327 pages | first published 1993

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With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined as...
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Moods

mysterious 75%
reflective 62%
funny 35%
dark 26%
challenging 25%
adventurous 21%
lighthearted 20%
emotional 17%
relaxing 11%
tense 8%
inspiring 6%
sad 6%
hopeful 5%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 20%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 31% | Plot: 13% | N/A: 9%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 33% | N/A: 15% | Yes: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | No: 23% | Yes: 17% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 24% | N/A: 13% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 15% | N/A: 14%

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3.75

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