Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

Tales from Outer Suburbia

Shaun Tan

96 pages first pub 2008 (editions)

fiction fantasy graphic novel short stories adventurous lighthearted fast-paced

Description

An exchange student who's really an alien, a secret room that becomes the perfect place for a quick escape, a typical tale of grandfatherly exaggeration that is actually even more bizarre than he says... These are the odd details of everyday life ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,385 reviews

Moods

reflective 60%
mysterious 54%
lighthearted 50%
adventurous 45%
funny 45%
inspiring 33%
emotional 32%
hopeful 32%
relaxing 28%
dark 15%
sad 7%
challenging 4%
tense 1%

Pace

fast 66%
medium 26%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 35% | N/A: 35% | Plot: 25% | Character: 5%

Strong character development?

N/A: 53% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 17% | Yes: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 19% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 48% | N/A: 29% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 22% | Yes: 5%

Average rating

4.33

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