Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

Strange Beasts of China

Yan Ge with Jeremy Tiang (Translator)

fiction contemporary fantasy literary emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2020

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A New York Times Editors' Choice From one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Chinese literature, an uncanny and playful novel that blurs the line between human and beast… In the fictional Chinese city of Yong’an, an amateur cryptozoolog...
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Summary of 511 reviews

Moods

mysterious 81%
reflective 54%
dark 45%
emotional 45%
challenging 29%
sad 28%
adventurous 24%
funny 10%
tense 8%
hopeful 5%
informative 3%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 59%
slow 28%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 13% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 30% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 22% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 14%

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3.92

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