Three Japanese Short Stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Kafū Nagai, Koji Uno

Three Japanese Short Stories

Penguin Modern #5

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Kafū Nagai, Koji Uno with Jay Rubin (Translator)

fiction classics short stories adventurous reflective slow-paced

64 pages | first published 2018

Description

Noveller. Three tales of imprisonment, memory and atrocity from early twentieth-century Japan
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Community Reviews

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Moods

reflective 83%
funny 44%
dark 27%
emotional 27%
relaxing 27%
adventurous 11%
hopeful 5%
informative 5%
lighthearted 5%
sad 5%

Pace

fast 36%
slow 31%
medium 31%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 25% | N/A: 16%

Strong character development?

No: 42% | N/A: 21% | Yes: 21% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 38% | No: 38% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 57% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 14% | Yes: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | N/A: 15% | It's complicated: 7%

Average rating

3.22