Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata

Life Ceremony

Sayaka Murata with Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator)

fiction literary short stories challenging dark reflective medium-paced

256 pages | first published 2022

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With Life Ceremony, the incomparable Sayaka Murata is back with her first collection of short stories ever to be translated into English. In Japan, Murata is particularly admired for her short stories, which are sometimes sweet, sometimes shocking...
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Summary of 561 reviews

Moods

dark 81%
reflective 59%
funny 43%
challenging 42%
mysterious 39%
emotional 16%
adventurous 14%
tense 12%
lighthearted 10%
sad 6%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 4%
relaxing 3%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 55%
fast 40%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 41% | Character: 41% | Plot: 11% | N/A: 4%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 39% | N/A: 25% | No: 18% | Yes: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | No: 19% | Yes: 19% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 44% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 8% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.9

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