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Bliss Montage by Ling Ma

ellsoquent's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

shannonohannessian's review against another edition

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5.0

Big fan of this.

pip_ramshev's review against another edition

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challenging mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A

4.0

ki_stars's review against another edition

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5.0

This book has officially made me into a Ling Ma stan. The way she writes dystopian/magical worlds is so engaging.

capy's review against another edition

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3.0

It is in the most surreal situations that a person feels the most present, the closest to reality.
interesting + weird collection; as someone who avoids blurbs, the title created a hopeful expectation for the book that i had to shake off — this is not a happy book!!! the stories are solid, never felt like a story needed more (maybe sometimes it needed less); 'peking duck' is definitely the highlight. ling ma feels like a trustworthy go-to author for a good weird time, will get to 'severance' as soon as i'm in the mood for a dystopian vibe

los angeles: ★★✰✰✰.5
oranges: ★★★✰✰.5
g: ★★★✰✰.5
yeti lovemaking: ★✰✰✰✰
returning: ★★★✰✰.5
office hours: ★★✰✰✰
peking duck: ★★★★✰ 
tomorrow: ★★★✰✰

A boy, at best, can adore his mother, but a girl can understand her. When the doctor told me it was a girl, I thought, Now I will be understood. 

huangt07's review against another edition

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mysterious 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? Yes

4.25

yegua_blanca's review against another edition

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dark funny mysterious

4.25

upshawsg's review against another edition

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

4.5

hbvineyard's review against another edition

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

4.0

Read this if you are looking for short stories that make you scratch your head in a good way. Not a passive listen in my opinion. 

lynn_x5452's review against another edition

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dark mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

3.5