Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto

180 pages first pub 1993 (editions)

fiction short stories dark hopeful sad medium-paced

Description

In these six stories, the author of Tugumi and NP explores themes of time, healing and fate, and how her urban, sophisticated, independent young men and women come to terms with them. The stories are a blend of traditional Japanese and contemporar...

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Moods

reflective 89%
emotional 60%
hopeful 43%
mysterious 29%
inspiring 25%
relaxing 23%
dark 20%
sad 20%
lighthearted 14%
adventurous 6%
funny 4%
challenging 2%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 42%
fast 39%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 67% | A mix: 25% | N/A: 4% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 11% | N/A: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 32% | N/A: 8% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 48% | No: 33% | N/A: 11% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 8% | No: 3%

Average rating

3.77

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