Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Invisible Cities

Italo Calvino with William Weaver (Translator)

fiction classics short stories reflective slow-paced

165 pages | first published 1972

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"Kublai Khan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue listening to the young Venetian with greater attention and curiosity than he...
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Summary of 4014 reviews

Moods

reflective 81%
adventurous 41%
mysterious 39%
challenging 30%
inspiring 28%
relaxing 26%
lighthearted 13%
hopeful 10%
funny 8%
informative 7%
emotional 6%
dark 2%
sad 1%

Pace

slow 47%
medium 32%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

N/A: 66% | Plot: 20% | Character: 8% | A mix: 4%

Strong character development?

No: 47% | N/A: 27% | It's complicated: 22% | Yes: 1%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 42% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 20% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 34% | N/A: 33% | It's complicated: 18% | Yes: 13%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 55% | N/A: 27% | It's complicated: 13% | Yes: 3%

Average rating

4.07

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