The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories by Mariana Enríquez

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories

Mariana Enríquez with Megan McDowell (Translator)

fiction literary short stories dark mysterious slow-paced

208 pages | first published 2009

Description

Following the propulsive and mesmerizing (New York Times Book Review) Things We Lost in the Fire comes a new collection of singularly unsettling stories, by an Argentine author who has earned comparisons to Shirley Jackson and Jorge Luis Borges. ...
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Moods

dark 98%
mysterious 68%
tense 57%
challenging 25%
sad 19%
emotional 17%
reflective 12%
adventurous 6%
funny 5%
lighthearted 0%

Pace

medium 53%
fast 33%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Plot: 29% | Character: 11% | N/A: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 36% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 26% | Yes: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | No: 37% | N/A: 8% | Yes: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 15% | N/A: 13%

Average rating

3.9