The Book of Secrets by M.G. Vassanji

The Book of Secrets

M.G. Vassanji

fiction historical emotional reflective slow-paced

360 pages | first published 1994

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In 1988, a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes receives an old diary found in the back room of an East African shop. Written in 1913 by a British colonial administrator, the diary captivates Fernandes, who begins to research the coded histo...
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Summary of 21 reviews

Moods

challenging 100%
mysterious 100%
sad 100%

Pace

slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 100%

Average rating

3.14

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