The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat, D.P. Costello

The Blind Owl

Sadegh Hedayat, D.P. Costello

fiction literary emotional reflective slow-paced

148 pages | first published 1935

Description

Considered the most important work of modern Iranian literature, The Blind Owl is a haunting tale of loss and spiritual degradation. Replete with potent symbolism and terrifying surrealistic imagery, Sadegh Hedayat's masterpice details a young man...
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Moods

dark 100%
challenging 90%
mysterious 54%
reflective 45%
sad 45%
emotional 36%
tense 18%
adventurous 9%

Pace

medium 45%
slow 36%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 25% | N/A: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 40% | Yes: 20%

Loveable characters?

No: 83% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 16% | No: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Average rating

3.82