The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

Mariana Enríquez with Megan McDowell (Translator), Megan McDowell (Translator)

fiction horror literary magical realism short stories dark mysterious tense medium-paced

208 pages | first published 2009

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Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murderous intentions and morbid desires, where missing children come back from the dead and unearthed bones carry terrible curses. These brilliant, unsettling tales of revenge, witchcraft, fetishes, d...
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Summary of 3130 reviews

Moods

dark 98%
mysterious 73%
tense 56%
challenging 24%
sad 17%
emotional 16%
reflective 15%
adventurous 8%
funny 4%

Pace

medium 45%
fast 43%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Plot: 29% | Character: 10% | N/A: 8%

Strong character development?

No: 34% | It's complicated: 32% | N/A: 27% | Yes: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 39% | N/A: 10% | Yes: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 16% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 14% | N/A: 12%

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3.81

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