Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

Tales from Outer Suburbia

Shaun Tan

fiction art fantasy short stories adventurous lighthearted fast-paced

96 pages | first published 2008

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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 837 reviews

Moods

mysterious 63%
reflective 63%
adventurous 60%
funny 51%
lighthearted 48%
emotional 36%
inspiring 36%
hopeful 24%
relaxing 21%
dark 15%
sad 6%
challenging 3%

Pace

fast 65%
medium 27%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | N/A: 18% | Plot: 12% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

N/A: 55% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 11% | Yes: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | N/A: 21% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 47% | N/A: 23% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 43% | N/A: 31% | No: 18% | Yes: 6%

Average rating

4.31

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