Begin the World Over by Kung Li Sun

Begin the World Over

Emergent Strategy #5

Kung Li Sun

260 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical lgbtqia+ adventurous challenging reflective medium-paced


A revolutionary tale of Black and Indigenous insurrection. History as it should have been. Begin the World Over is a counterfactual novel about the Founders’ greatest fear—that Black and Indigenous people might join forces to undo the newly formed...

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Community Reviews Summary of 47 reviews


adventurous 94%
hopeful 63%
inspiring 42%
tense 31%
emotional 26%
reflective 26%
challenging 21%
dark 15%
informative 10%
sad 5%


medium 55%
fast 44%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Plot: 29% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 78% | It's complicated: 21%

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