How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife

Souvankham Thammavongsa

fiction contemporary literary short stories emotional reflective fast-paced

192 pages | first published 2020

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Spare, unsentimental, and distilled to riveting essentials, these stories honor the surreal, funny, often wrenching realities of trying to build a life far from home. In the title story of Souvankham Thammavongsa's debut collection, a young girl b...
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Moods

reflective 82%
emotional 76%
sad 40%
challenging 21%
dark 17%
funny 16%
inspiring 15%
hopeful 13%
informative 12%
lighthearted 5%
tense 5%
relaxing 2%
adventurous 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

fast 47%
medium 41%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 23% | N/A: 9% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | N/A: 25% | Yes: 20% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 42% | N/A: 8% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 4% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 13% | No: 10%

Average rating

3.92

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