Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

Heaven

Mieko Kawakami with Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)

Heaven

Mieko Kawakami with Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)

fiction contemporary reflective slow-paced

192 pages | first published 2009

Description

From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, a sharp and illuminating novel about the impact of violence and the power of solidarity in our contemporary societies. Hailed as a bold foray into...
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Moods

emotional 77%
dark 76%
sad 66%
reflective 52%
tense 34%
challenging 31%
hopeful 9%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 1%
mysterious 1%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 36%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 44% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.89