If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura

If Cats Disappeared from the World

Genki Kawamura with Eric Selland (Translator), Eric Selland (Translator)

fiction contemporary magical realism reflective sad slow-paced

176 pages | first published 2012

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The international phenomenon that has sold more than two million copies, If Cats Disappeared from the World is a heartwarming, funny, and profound meditation on the meaning of life. The young postman's days are numbered. Estranged from his family ...
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Summary of 4432 reviews

Moods

reflective 84%
emotional 71%
sad 57%
inspiring 30%
hopeful 26%
funny 19%
lighthearted 16%
dark 9%
relaxing 7%
challenging 6%
mysterious 4%
adventurous 2%
informative 1%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 40%
fast 36%
slow 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 17% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 13% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 7% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.67

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