The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates

The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares

Joyce Carol Oates

365 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

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An incomparable master storyteller in all forms, in "The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares" Joyce Carol Oates spins six imaginative tales of suspense. The Corn Maiden is the gut-wrenching story of Marissa, a beautiful and sweet eleven-year-old girl...

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Community Reviews Summary of 274 reviews

Moods

dark 100%
tense 53%
challenging 33%
mysterious 33%
sad 33%
adventurous 6%
emotional 6%
funny 6%
reflective 6%

Pace

medium 42%
slow 35%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 20% | Character: 10% | N/A: 10%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | N/A: 30% | No: 30%

Loveable characters?

No: 54% | It's complicated: 45%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 44% | N/A: 22% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Average rating

3.21

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