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The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows by Rudyard Kipling

charlieinwonder1and's review

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mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

1.0

This was one of the worst books I have ever read. I could not see past Kipling's racism and I will not be reading more of his books. Also even though it was a collection of short stories, I couldn't really distinguish the events that warranted the stories to be written. 

mlafaive's review

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dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.0

danielardz's review

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dark reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

pemdas97's review

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adventurous challenging dark lighthearted sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.0

henrieichler's review

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dark emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

leathehatless's review

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3.0

This is a compilation of short novels set mostly in India. Even if I think they were filed with entertaining stories, surprises and fantastic elements it was quite difficult for me to relate to the characters in such a short time without knowing much of the Indian culture, so this one is one me.

I think it can be a fantastic introduction to the author since the book is very short and gives you a general vibe to his style.

connorshappytie's review

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lighthearted mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

rvandenboomgaard's review

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5.0

Seems to me like a curious collection of texts that blend the Victorian obsession with ghost-like stories, and the new and riveting environment of India which does not adhere at all to the Gothic setting the English were used to in regards to ghost(-like) stories.

Also, I’m starting to wonder why so many of these Penguin Little Black Classics receive such a low rating. Although they, obviously, miss the structure of a big(ger) work, they generally are really good, little insights into the kinds of authors we’ve been appreciating for long times. I guess the very little, accessible size of these booklets invites those that do not want to invest their time and energy in more sizeable pieces of literature, and thus have a very different standard to judge them by. Oh well.

wafflessun's review

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reflective sad medium-paced

3.0

mouwuol's review

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medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

1.0


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