Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Bestiary

K-Ming Chang

fiction lgbtqia+ magical realism challenging dark mysterious slow-paced

259 pages | first published 2020

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Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this spellbinding, visceral debut about one family's queer desires, violent impulses, and buried secrets. LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL...
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Summary of 693 reviews

Moods

challenging 71%
dark 58%
reflective 46%
mysterious 41%
emotional 36%
adventurous 19%
tense 15%
funny 13%
sad 13%
hopeful 2%
inspiring 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 53%
medium 41%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 14% | Plot: 3% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 15% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | No: 25% | Yes: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 8% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.51

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