The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

The Guest Cat

Takashi Hiraide with Eric Selland (Translator)

140 pages first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary sad slow-paced

Description

A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work at home as freelance writers. They no longer have very much to say to one another.One day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. She is a beautif...

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Moods

reflective 77%
sad 58%
emotional 53%
relaxing 29%
lighthearted 24%
hopeful 15%
inspiring 8%
mysterious 6%
funny 5%
adventurous 3%
challenging 1%
dark 1%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 23%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 13% | Plot: 13% | N/A: 4%

Strong character development?

No: 53% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 61% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 12% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 68% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 10% | Yes: 7%

Average rating

3.5

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