Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Earthlings

Sayaka Murata with Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator)

fiction contemporary horror literary magical realism challenging dark medium-paced

247 pages | first published 2018

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Natsuki isn’t like the other girls. As youths, she and her cousin Yuu spent the summers in the wild Nagano mountains, hoping for a spaceship to transport her home. When a terrible sequence of events threatens to part the cousins for ever, they mak...
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Summary of 6150 reviews

Moods

dark 96%
challenging 48%
tense 38%
reflective 29%
sad 26%
mysterious 24%
emotional 23%
funny 15%
adventurous 9%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 41%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 29% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 31% | No: 15%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | No: 35% | Yes: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.64

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