Reviews tagging Chronic illness

My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

22 reviews

tiemzahra's review against another edition

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dark reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

When I first read There’s no Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura, a lot of reviews said it has this book’s vibe, or worst, imitating it. I love the former, I found the the MC to be relatable; stressed over a work you used to be passionate about that you went for menial jobs. Then I put this book under my TBR thinking it will give me the same inspiration. It didn’t. 

It has the same premise; a young woman was depressed, and just wanted to take a break, except the MC in this book hibernated. How? By consuming sleeping pills. I would love to hibernate as well when things get tough but her efforts were tiring to read. You know the feeling when you sleep too much and feel even more restless? That feeling. That’s what I got from this book.

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frida_rebeca's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

I expected more, the last pages were a drag to read. 

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sixofaries's review against another edition

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dark funny slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25


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gracetrimper's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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nefari_'s review against another edition

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dark emotional sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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rashi's review against another edition

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dark reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

Although the ending felt like an emotional cop-out… I am constantly remembering this piece of writing, and for better or for worse, that means it stands out, and you know I respect that 

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fedelikeslego's review against another edition

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dark inspiring mysterious reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Non pensavo mi sarebbe piaciuto così tanto, ma sono molto grata per averlo letto. Non è qualcosa che si dimentica. Ho adorato poter stare nella sua testa, sapere ciò che sapeva lei, niente di più, niente di meno

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maxinetin3's review against another edition

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dark emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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hannahr's review against another edition

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dark reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.75


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mstalt31's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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