Scattered All Over the Earth by Yōko Tawada

Scattered All Over the Earth

Yōko Tawada with Margaret Mitsutani (Translator)

fiction dystopian speculative fiction adventurous reflective medium-paced

220 pages | first published 2018

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In Scattered All Over the Earth, the mind-expanding, cheerfully dystopian new novel by Yoko Tawada, the world’s climate disaster and its attendant refugee crises is viewed through the loving twin lenses of friendship and linguistic ingenuity.Welco...
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Summary of 125 reviews

Moods

reflective 70%
adventurous 57%
funny 36%
hopeful 29%
lighthearted 29%
mysterious 21%
challenging 17%
emotional 12%
inspiring 10%
relaxing 8%
informative 5%
sad 5%
tense 2%
dark 1%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 27%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 59% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 39% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 15% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 41% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

3.52

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