How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife

Souvankham Thammavongsa

fiction contemporary literary short stories emotional reflective medium-paced

192 pages | first published 2020

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE"As the daughter of refugees, I'm able to finally see myself in stories." --Angela So, Electric LiteratureNamed one of the best books of the month by The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Salon, The Milli...
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Summary of 1618 reviews

Moods

reflective 82%
emotional 76%
sad 41%
challenging 22%
dark 16%
funny 16%
inspiring 16%
hopeful 14%
informative 12%
tense 5%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 3%
adventurous 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 44%
fast 44%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 22% | N/A: 10% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | N/A: 27% | Yes: 19% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 43% | N/A: 8% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 5% | No: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 13% | No: 9%

Average rating

3.93

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