The Crow Road by Iain Banks

The Crow Road

Iain Banks

501 pages first pub 1992 (editions)

fiction contemporary mystery dark mysterious tense slow-paced

Description

'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach.'Prentice McHoan...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,013 reviews

Moods

mysterious 83%
funny 76%
emotional 61%
reflective 54%
dark 49%
challenging 21%
sad 20%
tense 20%
adventurous 14%
hopeful 12%
lighthearted 9%
inspiring 3%

Pace

slow 57%
medium 39%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 2% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 86% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 4% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.01

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