Severance by Ling Ma

Severance

Ling Ma

fiction dystopian science fiction challenging dark medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2018

Description

Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, tr...
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Moods

dark 81%
reflective 59%
tense 45%
sad 30%
emotional 29%
challenging 25%
adventurous 22%
mysterious 21%
funny 18%
hopeful 6%
informative 1%
inspiring 1%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 18%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 46% | Plot: 6% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 16% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 26% | Yes: 26% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 13% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.93