The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates

The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares

Joyce Carol Oates

365 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction horror short stories dark reflective medium-paced

Description

An incomparable master storyteller in all forms, in "The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares" Joyce Carol Oates spins six imaginative tales of suspense. The Corn Maiden is the gut-wrenching story of Marissa, a beautiful and sweet eleven-year-old girl...

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Community Reviews Summary of 267 reviews

Moods

dark 100%
tense 57%
challenging 35%
mysterious 35%
sad 35%
adventurous 7%
emotional 7%
funny 7%
reflective 7%

Pace

slow 38%
medium 38%
fast 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Plot: 22% | Character: 11% | N/A: 11%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 33% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | N/A: 25% | Yes: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 22%

Average rating

3.21

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