Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado

fiction fantasy feminism horror magical realism short stories dark reflective slow-paced

256 pages | first published 2017

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In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the borders between magical realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. In this provocative debut, startling narratives map the realities of women's lives and...
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Moods

dark 93%
mysterious 59%
emotional 51%
reflective 50%
challenging 45%
tense 39%
sad 21%
funny 6%
adventurous 5%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 1%
informative 1%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 22%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Character: 36% | N/A: 10% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 52% | N/A: 20% | Yes: 18% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 18% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 7% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 9% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.92