The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

The Three-Body Problem

Remembrance of Earth's Past #1

Cixin Liu with Ken Liu (Translator)

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced

416 pages | first published 2008

Description

1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer...
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Moods

mysterious 70%
challenging 62%
adventurous 47%
dark 43%
reflective 35%
tense 33%
informative 25%
emotional 6%
inspiring 4%
sad 4%
hopeful 3%
funny 0%
lighthearted 0%

Pace

slow 48%
medium 42%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 71% | A mix: 26% | Character: 1% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 26% | Yes: 21% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 45% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 41% | No: 37% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.89