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내 휴식과 이완의 해, by Ottessa Moshfegh

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asrino's review against another edition

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

3.75


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nfernandez11's review against another edition

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

4.75


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sorryviolet's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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cimmalex's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
The worst book I’ve read in my adult life. It is shocking to me how this book is raved about, and how horrible it ended up being. My favorite part was the ending, but not because the book was over. The ending was also the saddest part of the entire book. I would’ve opted to not finish it, but I felt like I had to. I’m sorry I wasted the time. The audiobook narrator was insufferable too

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jabberwalky's review against another edition

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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

2.0


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fieldfarmer's review against another edition

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

2.5

I'm not going to lie. I went into this book knowing that the narrator is intentionally written to be unlikable, but I rooted so hard for her to overdose. That would've been a better ending than she still feels like garbage but garbage that's at peace after being a horrible friend and person. I don't care what the booktok girlies say, I see their love and obsession for Miss Narrator, but she is the worst. Her self aggrandizing is so annoying and grating, and the book would've ended better with her dead. That said, I was sucked into the audiobook and finished it in two days on a higher speed. Was it because I wanted to get past her self important bullshit and hear her die? Yes. Was I let down when she was alive? Also yes. 

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support_lesbian's review against another edition

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dark informative 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? It's complicated
This one's weird, don't know how to feel about it.

I get what its going for but the 'dark humor' and the end did not work well with all. It was just mean and 'Robot Chicken' edgy and I mean that in a pretty insulting manner. Same with the characters but I could have respected and analyzed them but author went to far into the irrephrehensible category with the characters to understand everyone's unlikability (meaning that the main character using slurs and being involved with a highschool student).

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rockcommander's review against another edition

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dark funny sad
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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peeshy's review against another edition

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

3.5


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cassandra72's review against another edition

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dark 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

I really can't fully understand the feelings this book made me feel. But for one thing, it was amazing how it kept me entertained with literally no plot and as I like to think with the ending no character development. You see, with the very privileged life the heroine has, her traumas and her way of thinking I don't really believe she changed. Anyways, the reading experienc was definitely something, especially with everyone being unlikable. 

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