Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko

Min Jin Lee with Allison Hiroto (Narrator)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

18 hours, 14 minutes | first published 2017

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A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chron...
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Moods

emotional 88%
reflective 72%
sad 68%
informative 37%
challenging 27%
inspiring 24%
hopeful 23%
dark 18%
tense 12%
adventurous 11%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 40%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 8% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.37

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