Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder by Asako Yuzuki

Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder

Asako Yuzuki with Polly Barton (Translator)

452 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

fiction contemporary crime literary dark mysterious reflective slow-paced
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Journalist Rika Machida is facing an unusual assignment: she is tapped to investigate serial killer Manako Kajii, notorious for drawing rich men in with her pricey cooking classes, only to murder them and move on to the next. Kajii refuses to coop...

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Community Reviews Summary of 916 reviews

Moods

reflective 72%
mysterious 51%
dark 49%
emotional 38%
challenging 32%
tense 23%
hopeful 18%
inspiring 15%
informative 14%
sad 13%
adventurous 10%
funny 9%
relaxing 5%
lighthearted 3%

Pace

slow 53%
medium 43%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 40% | No: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 43% | Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.87

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