Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou

Disorientation

Elaine Hsieh Chou

fiction contemporary literary challenging funny reflective medium-paced

416 pages | first published 2022

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A Taiwanese American woman’s coming-of-consciousness ignites eye-opening revelations and chaos on a college campus in this outrageously hilarious and startlingly tender debut novelTwenty-nine-year-old PhD student Ingrid Yang is desperate to finish...
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Summary of 334 reviews

Moods

funny 78%
reflective 59%
challenging 43%
emotional 29%
mysterious 29%
dark 22%
adventurous 20%
informative 20%
tense 20%
lighthearted 12%
inspiring 10%
sad 6%
hopeful 4%

Pace

medium 69%
fast 25%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 67% | Character: 22% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 35% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.3

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