Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

Strange Beasts of China

Yan Ge with Jeremy Tiang (Translator)

240 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction contemporary fantasy literary emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced

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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Community Reviews Summary of 619 reviews

Moods

mysterious 80%
reflective 56%
dark 45%
emotional 43%
challenging 29%
sad 28%
adventurous 24%
funny 10%
tense 7%
hopeful 5%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 27%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | A mix: 37% | Plot: 12% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 29% | No: 18% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 22% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 7% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 14%

Average rating

3.9

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