Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Bestiary

K-Ming Chang

272 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction lgbtqia+ magical realism challenging dark mysterious slow-paced
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Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this spellbinding, visceral debut about one family's queer desires, violent impulses, and buried secrets.One evening, Mother tells Daughter a story about a...

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Moods

challenging 70%
dark 60%
reflective 45%
emotional 43%
mysterious 41%
tense 18%
adventurous 16%
sad 15%
funny 14%
hopeful 2%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 44%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 79% | A mix: 15% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 40% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | No: 24% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.51

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