Bliss Montage by Ling Ma

Bliss Montage

Ling Ma

240 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction literary magical realism short stories dark reflective medium-paced
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What happens when fantasy tears through the screen of the everyday to wake us up? Could that waking be our end?In Bliss Montage, Ling Ma brings us eight wildly different tales of people making their way through the madness and reality of our colle...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,099 reviews

Moods

reflective 71%
dark 49%
mysterious 47%
emotional 46%
challenging 28%
funny 22%
tense 17%
adventurous 14%
sad 14%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 2%
informative 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 30%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Character: 40% | Plot: 9% | N/A: 8%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 49% | N/A: 18% | Yes: 16% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 24% | No: 15% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 6% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 7% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.94

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