The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind

The Pigeon

Patrick Süskind

fiction classics dark slow-paced

96 pages | first published 1987

Description

Set in Paris and attracting comparisons with Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe, The Pigeon is Patrick Süskind's tense, disturbing follow-up to the bestselling Perfume. The novella tells the story of a day in the meticulously ordered life of bank sec...
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Moods

reflective 72%
dark 52%
tense 44%
funny 32%
sad 20%
emotional 16%
hopeful 16%
lighthearted 16%
challenging 12%
mysterious 12%
adventurous 4%
informative 4%

Pace

slow 37%
medium 37%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 61% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 11% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

No: 40% | Yes: 27% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 27% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | N/A: 15% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | N/A: 9%

Average rating

3.63