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My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

2 reviews

kat_ewing's review against another edition

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

4.5

I read this book in 1 day! I was hesitant after reading some online reviews for this (my first mistake) after seeing it on tiktok. But I'm so glad I read it. I can see why people may not have been so taken with it, the main character is hugely unlikeable (so is pretty much everyone else)  but that is not a bad thing at all. I love a flawed character and although she isn't hugely relatable, as someone who's struggled a lot with their mental health, I can relate to many of her very real sentiments for sure.  The drug use is extensive but that is the kind of the whole point of this book. I would recommend this to anyone who think they might enjoy a mix of 'Fleabag' and 'The Bell Jar'. I can draw a few similarities from both of those. 

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malawithmasala's review against another edition

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dark funny sad slow-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

Predictable ending and relatable content during my quarantine period of this global pandemic.

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