Out by Natsuo Kirino

Out

Natsuo Kirino with Stephen Snyder (Translator)

Out

Natsuo Kirino with Stephen Snyder (Translator)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced

400 pages | first published 1997

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Nothing in Japanese literature prepares us for the stark, tension-filled, plot-driven realism of Natsuo Kirino's award-winning literary mystery Out. This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the staid Tokyo suburbs, as a young m...
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Moods

dark 98%
tense 80%
mysterious 48%
challenging 32%
emotional 14%
reflective 13%
sad 11%
adventurous 10%
funny 5%
informative 3%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 21%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 22% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | No: 41% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 20% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.85