fiction classics historical challenging reflective slow-paced

208 pages | first published 1958

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A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of changeOkonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his f...
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Summary of 19997 reviews

Moods

reflective 60%
dark 51%
challenging 47%
sad 44%
emotional 42%
informative 35%
tense 35%
adventurous 11%
inspiring 3%
mysterious 3%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 32%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 41% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 31% | No: 27% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 37% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 10% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.61

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