The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

The Inheritance of Loss

Kiran Desai

357 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

Description

In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge s cook watches over her distrac...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,815 reviews

Moods

reflective 70%
sad 58%
emotional 50%
dark 41%
challenging 36%
tense 21%
informative 10%
adventurous 7%
funny 6%
lighthearted 3%
hopeful 1%
mysterious 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 64%
medium 33%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 31% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.31

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