The Musical Brain: And Other Stories by Chris Andrews, César Aira

The Musical Brain: And Other Stories

Chris Andrews, César Aira

351 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction short stories reflective medium-paced


A delirious collection of short stories from the Latin American master of microfiction, César Aira–the author of at least eighty novels, most of them barely one hundred pages long–The Musical Brain & Other Stories comprises twenty tales about ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 45 reviews


challenging 66%
funny 66%
reflective 66%
adventurous 33%
emotional 33%
hopeful 33%
inspiring 33%


slow 33%
medium 33%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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