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Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado

lmo's review

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4.5

Beautifully written

eireann_'s review

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challenging emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

snowreo's review

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4.0

this was literally so good. inventory, real women have bodies, and difficult at parties we’re definitely my favorite but every single story was amazing (even especially heinous, which sometimes felt particularly tedious.

carmen maria machado is definitely going to be an insta-buy author from now on

spacedoutsophie's review

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challenging dark mysterious reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? N/A
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

I don’t think my brain is big enough for this book.

askiddo's review

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dark

4.0

(Sweet action book club read) What an intriguing collection of stories that I keep thinking about. I enjoyed so much about this collection including the fine line between horror and erotic, the focus on women's experiences, the reliability, the creepiness, the amount of unknown.

rvmajuliette's review

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challenging dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

lesbelles_library's review

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dark emotional mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.25

maggies212's review

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3.75

this book was great, it took me a while because i was in a reading slump but it didn’t have much to do with the book. i did find the middle of the book a bit messy and chaotic, with all the police reports and stuff, but i think that’s how the author intended it to be. it just wasn’t for me though. however, the rest of the book was great and captivating. i loved it! it sucked me in and carmen maria machado is a truly talented author. i did like in the dream house a tad more, but this book was great!

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divya81_'s review

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2.0

Dnfed at 70 % but I'll still count it as read

The Husbands Stitch : 3 / 5
Inventory : 5 / 5
Mothers : 2.5 / 5
Especially Heinous : 1 / 5
Real Women have bodies : 2.5 / 5
Rest of the stories : dnfed

hscreechh's review

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challenging dark mysterious reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5