The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

The Three-Body Problem

Remembrance of Earth's Past #1

Cixin Liu with Ken Liu (Translator)

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced

400 pages | first published 2008

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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Cixin Liu . Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret...
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Moods

mysterious 70%
challenging 64%
adventurous 45%
dark 44%
reflective 36%
tense 35%
informative 26%
emotional 5%
sad 5%
inspiring 4%
hopeful 3%

Pace

slow 46%
medium 44%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 75% | A mix: 21% | Character: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 51% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 47% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 45% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 45% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 1%

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3.92

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