Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado

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

245 pages | first published 2017

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In this volume, 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 the violence v...
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Summary of 15168 reviews

Moods

dark 92%
mysterious 60%
reflective 53%
emotional 51%
challenging 44%
tense 40%
sad 22%
adventurous 6%
funny 5%
inspiring 2%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 20%
fast 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 34% | Plot: 10% | N/A: 9%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 22% | Yes: 15% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 57% | No: 18% | Yes: 14% | N/A: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 8% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

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3.91

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