Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales by Margaret Atwood

Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales

Margaret Atwood

fiction fantasy short stories challenging dark medium-paced

273 pages | first published 2014

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A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy.A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome...
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Moods

dark 97%
mysterious 40%
reflective 35%
tense 29%
challenging 27%
funny 27%
emotional 18%
adventurous 16%
sad 16%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 23%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 32% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 19% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 7%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 21% | Yes: 17% | N/A: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 51% | N/A: 18% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.93

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