Cocoon by Zhang Yueran


Zhang Yueran with Jeremy Tiang (Translator)


Zhang Yueran with Jeremy Tiang (Translator)

fiction crime literary thriller

328 pages | first published 2022

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A new generation comes to terms with China’s pastCheng Gong and Li Jiaqi go way back. Both hailing from dysfunctional families, they grew up together in a Chinese provincial capital in the 1980s. Now, many years later, the childhood friends reunit...
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Summary of 11 reviews


tense 80%
dark 60%
reflective 60%
sad 60%
challenging 20%
emotional 20%
informative 20%
mysterious 20%


slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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