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Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

cleradin's review against another edition

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

4.0

i was barely phased until the last 20 pages. what the fuck. 

literarykitten's review

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dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.5

just -- this is the weirdest book ive ever read, it was an EXPERIENCE.

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ebear20's review against another edition

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dark fast-paced

5.0

melissarhiannonevans's review against another edition

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

3.75

absolutely wild ride from start to finish. truly a story about alienation and not fitting in, taken to its extremes in the final act. not for the faint of heart!

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missbookiverse's review against another edition

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4.0

Gibt's ein Tabu, das dieses Buch nicht bricht? Ich glaube nicht. Vor allem Anfang und Ende sind auf ganz unterschiedliche Art und Weise schockierend. Es geht, wie schon in [b:Die Ladenhüterin|38323482|Die Ladenhüterin|Sayaka Murata|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1517515651l/38323482._SY75_.jpg|51852264], um das Anderssein und das Nicht-Hineinpassen in die Maschinerie der Gesellschaft. Was stellt das mit Menschen an und wozu kann es sie bewegen, wenn die Gesellschaft sie aufgrund ihrer Andersartigkeit ständig mit Verachtung straft? Die Antwort, die der Roman gibt, ist überspitzt und heftig. Da die ganze Zeit über aber, zumindest stilistisch, eine kindliche Perspektive beibehalten wird, wirken selbst die brutalen Szenen unschuldig und wertfrei. Dieser kindliche Blick passt nicht nur gut, weil es inhaltlich ebenfalls um den Machtmissbrauch von Erwachsenen gegenüber Kindern geht, sondern auch weil er in Frage stellt, weshalb manche Dinge als Tabu gelten während andere zugelassen werden, obwohl sie andere Menschen verletzen. Definitiv eine fesselnde Geschichte, die zum Weiterdenken anregt.

drdihai's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

lehete92's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

sargasso_c's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75


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joelle99's review

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dark tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

3.0

guys I think sayaka muraka feels alienated and isolated from society... just a wild guess 

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jotalksbooks's review

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Too traumatic and graphic for me. Feels like a book I would regret having read after reading it so better to just leave it.