This Is Pleasure: A Story by Mary Gaitskill

This Is Pleasure: A Story

Mary Gaitskill

96 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction contemporary short stories challenging reflective fast-paced

Description

Starting with Bad Behavior in the 1980s, Mary Gaitskill has been writing about gender relations with searing, even prophetic honesty. In This Is Pleasure, she considers our present moment through the lens of a particular #MeToo incident. The effe...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,985 reviews

Moods

reflective 82%
challenging 62%
dark 31%
emotional 26%
tense 18%
sad 12%
informative 10%
funny 5%
inspiring 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

fast 68%
medium 25%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 83% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 2% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 74% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 1% | Yes: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 79% | N/A: 9% | It's complicated: 6% | Yes: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2%

Average rating

3.49

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