Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko

Min Jin Lee

531 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

'This is a captivating book ... Min Jin Lee's novel takes us through four generations and each character's search for identity and success. It's a powerful story about resilience and compassion' BARACK OBAMA.Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing...

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Community Reviews Summary of 32,491 reviews

Moods

emotional 88%
reflective 71%
sad 68%
informative 37%
challenging 28%
inspiring 24%
hopeful 23%
dark 18%
tense 13%
adventurous 11%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 39%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 8% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.37

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