Fragile Monsters by Catherine Menon

Fragile Monsters

Catherine Menon

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256 pages | first published 2021

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Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, and the dark memories home brings, f...
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Summary of 64 reviews


mysterious 75%
reflective 66%
emotional 58%
challenging 33%
informative 33%
dark 25%
sad 25%
adventurous 16%
tense 16%
hopeful 8%
inspiring 8%


medium 53%
slow 46%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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