Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado

fiction contemporary horror lgbtqia+ literary short stories dark mysterious reflective medium-paced

241 pages | first published 2017

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In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell an...
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Moods

dark 92%
mysterious 59%
reflective 54%
emotional 52%
challenging 45%
tense 40%
sad 22%
adventurous 5%
funny 5%
inspiring 2%
hopeful 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 23%
fast 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 36% | N/A: 9% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 51% | N/A: 21% | Yes: 15% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 17% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 7% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 9% | No: 5%

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3.92

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