fiction crime mystery thriller dark tense fast-paced

211 pages | first published 2009

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A literary crime masterpiece that follows a Japanese pickpocket lost to the machinations of fate. Bleak and oozing existential dread, The Thief is simply unforgettable. The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves ...
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Summary of 280 reviews

Moods

dark 84%
mysterious 69%
tense 56%
reflective 29%
adventurous 26%
sad 20%
challenging 13%
emotional 8%
informative 2%
inspiring 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

fast 62%
medium 33%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 36% | Plot: 34% | A mix: 29%

Strong character development?

No: 59% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 56% | It's complicated: 24% | Yes: 17% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 1% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.39

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