A Lover's Discourse by Xiaolu Guo

A Lover's Discourse

Xiaolu Guo

fiction literary challenging reflective slow-paced

288 pages | first published 2020

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A Chinese woman comes to post-Brexit London to start over - just as the Brexit campaign reaches a fever pitch.Isolated and lonely in a Britain increasingly hostile to foreigners, she meets a landscape architect and the two begin to build their fut...
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Summary of 274 reviews

Moods

reflective 93%
emotional 42%
sad 24%
challenging 17%
funny 10%
informative 10%
hopeful 7%
relaxing 7%
inspiring 6%
mysterious 6%
tense 6%
adventurous 5%
dark 2%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 30%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 32% | No: 25% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | No: 29% | Yes: 24% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.58

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