The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

Mariana Enríquez with Megan McDowell (Translator)

208 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

fiction horror literary magical realism short stories dark mysterious tense medium-paced

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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.Ma...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,524 reviews

Moods

dark 98%
mysterious 74%
tense 55%
challenging 23%
sad 16%
emotional 15%
reflective 15%
adventurous 8%
funny 4%

Pace

medium 47%
fast 43%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 30% | Character: 11% | N/A: 7%

Strong character development?

No: 35% | It's complicated: 32% | N/A: 27% | Yes: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | No: 40% | N/A: 10% | Yes: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 15% | N/A: 13%

Average rating

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