The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Thing Around Your Neck

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

fiction contemporary short stories challenging reflective medium-paced

300 pages | first published 2009

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From the Orange Prize-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ come twelve dazzling stories that turn a penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the West. In 'A Private Experience', a medical studen...
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Moods

emotional 83%
reflective 80%
challenging 37%
sad 36%
inspiring 32%
informative 25%
dark 19%
hopeful 17%
tense 13%
funny 12%
adventurous 6%
mysterious 6%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 26%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 48% | A mix: 41% | N/A: 5% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 37% | N/A: 14% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 44% | N/A: 2% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 29% | N/A: 9% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.22