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Bliss Montage, by Ling Ma

huliahoop's review

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

healnotslay's review against another edition

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challenging reflective slow-paced

3.75

It's always so hard to rate a selection of short stories. In general I liked them though.
Fav stories: Peking Duck, G, Tomorrow.

A bit too Asian girl dates white men & the struggles inherent to this. Like maybe the men weren't white but they sure acted like white men yk. & I'm soooo uninterested in this dynamic if I wanted to explore this I'd explore my direct friendship group lol. Best dynamics were the non romantic ones. 

msmse's review

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

4.0

mpswans1's review

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challenging dark emotional funny reflective medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

mbeach's review

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emotional reflective medium-paced

4.25

inthetrees's review

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4.5

$$$$$$

jemmsbookshelf's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

barbn's review

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

4.0

merdy7's review

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3.5

Ling Ma is a great writer, and there were plenty of captivating moments throughout these stories. But overall, I walked away feeling like I didn't "get" most of them. Maybe that's okay.

constantbookaddict's review

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

4.25

 Bonkers in a fun way but I’m not smart enough to get all the metaphors or symbols or whatever