Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko

Min Jin Lee

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fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced

479 pages | first published 2017

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Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved whe...
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Summary of 21980 reviews

Moods

emotional 88%
reflective 72%
sad 68%
informative 38%
challenging 27%
hopeful 23%
inspiring 23%
dark 18%
tense 13%
adventurous 10%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 42%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 8% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.36

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