Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

Number One Chinese Restaurant

Lillian Li

304 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction contemporary emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant.The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pan...

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Moods

emotional 49%
reflective 44%
tense 36%
dark 32%
sad 26%
funny 18%
lighthearted 12%
challenging 9%
hopeful 9%
mysterious 9%
informative 3%
adventurous 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 47%
slow 43%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 35% | No: 26%

Loveable characters?

No: 54% | It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.01

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