fiction classics challenging reflective slow-paced

230 pages | first published 1964

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Set in the Igbo heartland of eastern Nigeria, one of Africa's best-known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between father and son.Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest of the god Ul...
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Moods

reflective 78%
tense 71%
challenging 64%
dark 57%
sad 50%
emotional 42%
informative 28%
funny 14%
adventurous 7%
mysterious 7%

Pace

slow 42%
medium 42%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 35% | Yes: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 15%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 7%

Average rating

3.62