Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

Strange Beasts of China

Yan Ge with Jeremy Tiang (Translator)

fiction contemporary fantasy literary emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced

240 pages | first published 2020

Description

Winner of an English PEN award, Strange Beasts of China is a disquieting bestiary that blurs the line between human and beast told with stylistic verve by one of most exciting voices in contemporary Chinese literature In the fictional Chinese town...
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Moods

mysterious 88%
emotional 60%
reflective 50%
dark 44%
sad 34%
adventurous 26%
challenging 24%
hopeful 14%
tense 12%
funny 10%
inspiring 6%
lighthearted 6%
relaxing 6%
informative 4%

Pace

medium 73%
slow 13%
fast 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 38% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 35% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 20% | N/A: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 16%

Average rating

3.99