Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Earthlings

Sayaka Murata with Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator)

247 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction literary magical realism challenging dark medium-paced
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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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Community Reviews Summary of 18,126 reviews

Moods

dark 95%
challenging 46%
tense 38%
sad 28%
reflective 26%
mysterious 25%
emotional 24%
funny 14%
adventurous 10%
hopeful 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 44%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 63% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 30% | No: 15%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | No: 35% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | Yes: 24% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.66

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