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 adventurous mysterious 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 74%
emotional 70%
adventurous 49%
challenging 41%
dark 34%
inspiring 32%
sad 32%
informative 30%
mysterious 30%
hopeful 21%
tense 14%
funny 12%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 75%
fast 15%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 65% | Plot: 25% | Character: 5% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 36% | N/A: 13% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 38% | No: 10% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 2% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 8% | No: 7%

Average rating

4.37