The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

Ken Liu

fiction fantasy magical realism science fiction short stories challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

464 pages | first published 2016

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With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie. This mesmerizing collection features all of Ken’s award-winning and award-finalist stories, including...
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Moods

reflective 75%
emotional 69%
challenging 48%
dark 40%
adventurous 38%
sad 35%
informative 33%
mysterious 27%
inspiring 26%
hopeful 20%
tense 17%
funny 7%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 72%
slow 13%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Plot: 18% | Character: 9% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 33% | N/A: 15% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 36% | N/A: 8% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | N/A: 3% | No: 3% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 14% | N/A: 9%

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4.37

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