fiction classics historical challenging reflective slow-paced

missing page info | first published 1959

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"Things Fall Apart" tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace...
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Moods

reflective 59%
dark 51%
challenging 47%
emotional 46%
sad 41%
tense 35%
informative 34%
adventurous 9%
inspiring 3%
mysterious 3%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 33%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 45% | A mix: 43% | Plot: 10% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | No: 34% | Yes: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 9% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.6