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My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

79 reviews

eitakbackwards's review against another edition

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dark sad 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

3.75

I really don’t know whether to give this a 3 or 4???

I can’t decide if I liked it or thought it was dumb. The character herself was just a vibe. I get she’s super nasty, materialistic and self absorbed but her wanting to sleep all day - I get it. maybe not to the extent of drugging oneself for a year but we all have those get me out of here days.

I think she was interesting because she has trauma behind her but you still don’t like her whereas usually trauma backstories are there to make you sympathise with the characters and give them depth and this character just didn’t really have any. I think it would have ruined it to suddenly make her into a great person.

The ending miffed me a bit. It seemed like one whole joke which I think is the best way to view it tbh if it was genuinely intended to be a transformation then I think it’s a shit one. There’s no way she became a carefree, fun loving gal all of a sudden. My bet is on that wearing off in like 2 weeks and her wanting to sleeping beauty it all again.

The big event at the end was odd and like if only Reva and her shitty Bf and other friend had been in there so she could realise she was totally alone would have been more compelling for me. Idk.


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mihaela161's review against another edition

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challenging dark 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

3.0


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grace_castle's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad 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

2.75


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shreyshrey's review against another edition

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dark funny sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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a_girl_ghost's review against another edition

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

4.5

not much happens in this book tbh. it kinda feels like reading a drunk person's account of a fever dream. the narrator is unhinged. luckily, i have a soft spot for unhinged woman.

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babbygurl's review against another edition

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

5.0

A ideia de se descolar da realidade para um ano de descanso e relaxamento definitivamente é um detox. 
Os momentos de total solitude são os meus preferidos, nada está acontecendo, os dias só estão se passando e ela só está vivendo na cabeça dela. Os momentos de longas ações necessárias são tão cansativos pra protagonista quanto pra mim, há uma simpatia pelo desejo de existir da forma mais ínfima possível.
Pela escrita da autora é fácil sentir esse fluxo de sedação ao tempo. E esse fluxo se torna, enfim, apenas a calma de viver a cada segundo que se está acordada.

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emziesbooks's review against another edition

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

4.75


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ghesha's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad tense slow-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

4.0

She is just like me, mentally ill. 

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siobhanann's review against another edition

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

5.0

I found it so emotionally draining reading this book which is partly why I adored it. I found myself hating and loving the main character so much, partly because I identified with her atributes I didnt much like in someone. It really made me question what type of person I am whilst also enjoying the plot and seeing where her journey ended/started. 

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andreiaoh'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

4.5


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