Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales by Margaret Atwood

Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales

Margaret Atwood

273 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction literary short stories challenging dark medium-paced
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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 84%
mysterious 54%
reflective 44%
funny 31%
tense 24%
challenging 23%
emotional 23%
adventurous 14%
sad 12%
relaxing 5%
lighthearted 4%
inspiring 2%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 64%
fast 21%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Character: 40% | Plot: 9% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 22% | No: 21% | N/A: 8%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | No: 22% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 8%

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3.92

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