Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Thing Around Your Neck

Quickie Recap: These 12 stories span between America and Africa, and offer up a variety of experiences but are linked by their intimacy, their excellence, their fine detail.

Quickie Review: This was my first taste of Adichie and it was quite satisfying. The stories are powerful, offering careful slices of lives worth observing. 'The American Embassy' was for me particularly memorable but each story gives a taste of culture and humanity in stirring ways.

Quickie recommendation: Yes.

1 comment:

Lorna said...

Isn't this the author of something something Sun? I found it hard to stick with the story. I didn't find it or the purple orchid story compelling, but maybe I,m just a bitchy crone with a memory problem