For Every Solution, a Problem by Erik Macki, Kerstin Gier

For Every Solution, a Problem

Erik Macki, Kerstin Gier

356 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction contemporary romance lighthearted medium-paced


In her early thirties with a nosediving career and no hope for her future, trashy-romance writer Gerri grabs a shoebox full of sleeping pills and a big bottle of vodka, ready to transition from “tragic loser” to “tragic loss.” With the final curta...

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funny 83%
lighthearted 66%
emotional 33%
reflective 33%
hopeful 16%
dark 8%


medium 41%
fast 41%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | Plot: 33% | A mix: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 11% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 22%

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